The VMware ESXi Dump Collector is a centralized service that can receive and store memory dumps from VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts in the event that they crash unexpectedly. In order to use this feature you must first configure the VMware ESXi Dump Collector Service. Then, you must configure the VMware ESXi 6.0 host to redirect their memory dumps. After the VMware ESXi 6.0 host has been configured to redirect their memory dumps you may use the commands below to verify test the configuration.
- Start the SSH service on the VMware ESXi 6.0 host.
- Enter the following command to send a test dump to the collector esxcli system coredump network check.
- On the dump collector server, in the %ProgramData%\VMware\VMware ESXi dump collector\Data\ folder, verify that a new dump file is present (i.e. IP address of the VMware ESXi 6.0 host).
- Stop the SSH service on the VMware ESXi 6.0 host.