You can configure Site Recovery Manager core dump settings to change the location of the core dump files and compress them.

About this task

You can modify the Site Recovery Manager core dump settings in the vmware-dr.xml configuration file on the Site Recovery Manager Server.

The Site Recovery Manager Server rundll32.exe child process monitors the primary Site Recovery Manager Server process for panic exits and is then responsible for generating the core dump.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Server host.
  2. Open the vmware-dr.xml file in a text editor.

    You find the vmware-dr.xml file in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\config folder.

  3. Change the location on the Site Recovery Manager Server in which to store core dumps.

    You change the core dump location by modifying the <coreDump> section.

      <coreDump>C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\DumpFiles</coreDump>
    
    

    The default path is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\DumpFiles unless this location does not exist or is not writable. In that case, Site Recovery Manager Server uses C:\ProgramData\VMware.

  4. Use the core dump system parameters to limit the number of created and compressed dump files.
    <debug>
      <dumpCoreCompression>true,false</dumpCoreCompression>
      <dumpFullCore>true,false</dumpFullCore>
    </debug>

    Option

    Description

    dumpCoreCompression

    If unspecified, the default value is false. Site Recovery Manager Server does not compress previous core dump files as it creates core dump files. If you specify true, then Site Recovery Manager Server compresses all older core dumps when it generates a new core dump.

    dumpFullCore

    If unspecified, the default value is false. Site Recovery Manager Server generates a core dump file several MB in size and provides some assistance to support when a problem occurs. If you set this value to true, Site Recovery Manager Server generates a full core dump file that might be several GBs in size, depending on the workload at the time the core dump occurs. This larger file can provide greater assistance to support when a problem occurs. If disk space allows, set this value to true.

  5. To modify the maximum number of core dump files, add a row to the <debug> section.
    <maxCoreDumpFiles>max files</maxCoreDumpFiles>

    If unspecified, the default value is 4. This value specifies the maximum number of core dump files that are retained in the core dump directory. When Site Recovery Manager Server createscore dumps, Site Recovery Manager Server deletes older files as necessary to avoid exceeding the maximum and consuming excessive disk space, especially when dumpFullCore is true.