3.1 Ensure a centralized location is configured to collect ESXi host core dumps


The VMware vSphere Network Dump Collector service allows for collecting diagnostic
information from a host that experiences a critical fault. This service provides a centralized
location for collecting ESXi host core dumps.


When a host crashes, an analysis of the resultant core dump is essential to being able to
identify the cause of the crash to identify a resolution. Installing a centralized dump
collector helps ensure that core files are successfully saved and made available in the event
an ESXi host should ever panic.


To implement the recommended configuration state, run the following ESXi shell
command-# Configure remote Dump Collector Server
esxcli system coredump network set -v [VMK#] -i [DUMP_SERVER] -o [PORT]
# Enable remote Dump Collector
esxcli system coredump network set -e true

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