Configure an ESXi host to act as the net dump client that transfers diagnostic information over the network.

Use vSphere CLI to configure your ESXi host.

Configure vMA as the net dump server and obtain its IP address.

1

Enter the IP address of the ESXi host.

# esxcfg-advcfg -s IP_address_ESXi /Net/NetdumpVmkIP

2

Specify the network adapter to use.

# esxcfg-advcfg -s vmnic /Net/NetdumpVmkNic

3

Specify the port group attached to the network adapter.

# esxcfg-advcfg -s portgroup /Net/NetdumpVmkPG

4

Specify the IP address of the net dump server.

# esxcfg-advcfg -s IP_address_netdump /Net/NetdumpServerIP

5

(Optional) Enter the IP address of gateway to reach the net dump server.

# esxcfg-advcfg -s IP_address_gateway /Net/NetdumpServerGateway