NAME esxcfg-dumppart - VMware ESX Server diagnostic partition configuration tool COPYRIGHT VMware ESX Server is Copyright 2006-2007 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. SYNOPSIS esxcfg-dumppart OPTIONS DESCRIPTION esxcfg-dumppart provides an interface to query, set, and scan for diagnostic partitions on an ESX Server.
esxcfg-dumppart <options> [<partition>]
-l --list List all partitions on the system that have the appropriate partition type to act as an ESX Server diagnostic partition. WARNING: Listing will scan all LUNs on a system and may degrade system performance. -t --get-active Get the active diagnostic partition for this system. This will return the internal name of the partition (vmbhaX:X:X:X) or 'none' if no partition is set. -c --get-config Get the configured diagnostic partition for the system. This partition may or many not be the active partition, and in a SAN situation this partition may have disappeared. -s --set vmbhaX:X:X:X Set the active and configured diagnostic partition for this system using the vmhba name of the partition to use. -f --find Using the same method as the list option, find all the diagnostic partitions on this ESX Server. Based on the type of storage, print the partitions in order of their desirability to be used as a diagnostic partition. The order of priority for diagnostic partitions is Parallel adapter, block adapter, Fibre Channel, Hardware iSCSI, software iSCSI. -S --smart-activate Activate the diagnostic partition if one is set and available. Otherwise, scan the system and choose an appropriate partition using the same criteria as is used in the "find" option. -a --activate Activate the configured diagnostic partition. -d --deactivate Deactivate the current active diagnostic partition. WARNING: this will leave your system without any means of reporting errors until another partition is activated. -h --help Print the help message.
- Set the dump partition
#esxcfg-dumppart --set vmhba0:0:0:6
Will set the partition for LUN on adapter vmhba0 target 0, LUN 0, partition 6
- Find the dump partition
#esxcfg-dumppart -l VMKernel Name Console Name Is Active Is Configured mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0:2 /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0:2 yes yes