The vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) is a virtual machine that you configure to act as a net dump server that collects diagnostic information from your ESXi host.

Deploy and configure vMA on a physical server different form the server where you set up the net dump client. For information, see the vSphere Management Assistant Guide on http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.

1

Log in to vMA as administrator.

2

Enable the net dump server on vMA.

# sudo chkconfig vmware-netdumper on

3

Start the net dump server.

# sudo/etc/init.d/vmware-netdumper start

# sudo lokkit --quiet --port=6500:udp