Use the esxcli command to verify whether a diagnostic partition is set.


Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.


  • List partitions to verify that a diagnostic partition is set.
    esxcli system coredump partition list


If a diagnostic partition is set, the command displays information about it. Otherwise, the command shows that no partition is activated and configured.

What to do next

To manage the host’s diagnostic partition, use the vCLI commands. See vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples.