You can create a diagnostic partition for your host.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client and select the host from the Inventory panel.

2

Click the Configuration tab and click Storage in the Hardware panel.

3

Click Datastores and click Add Storage.

4

Select Diagnostic and click Next.

If you do not see Diagnostic as an option, the host already has a diagnostic partition.

5

Specify the type of diagnostic partition.

Option

Description

Private Local

Creates the diagnostic partition on a local disk. This partition stores fault information only for your host.

Private SAN Storage

Creates the diagnostic partition on a non-shared SAN LUN. This partition stores fault information only for your host.

Shared SAN Storage

Creates the diagnostic partition on a shared SAN LUN. This partition is accessed by multiple hosts and can store fault information for more than one host.

6

Click Next.

7

Select the device to use for the diagnostic partition and click Next.

8

Review the partition configuration information and click Finish.