If your vSphere Auto Deploy host has a built-in USB flash drive, and an error results in a coredump, the coredump is lost. Set up your system to use ESXi Dump Collector to store coredumps on a networked host.

Problem

If your vSphere Auto Deploy host has a built-in USB Flash, and if it encounters an error that results in a coredump, the coredump is not sent to the local disk.

Procedure

  1. Install ESXi Dump Collector on a system of your choice.

    ESXi Dump Collector is included with the vCenter Server installer.

  2. Use ESXCLI to configure the host to use ESXi Dump Collector.
    esxcli conn_options system coredump network set IP-addr,port
    esxcli system coredump network set -e true
  3. Use ESXCLI to disable local coredump partitions.
    esxcli conn_options system coredump partition set -e false