You can run a virtual machine so that it collects additional debugging information that is helpful to VMware technical support in resolving issues.

Power off the virtual machine.


Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.


In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.


Click VM Options.


Click the Advanced triangle to expand the advanced virtual machine options.


Select a debugging and statistics option.

Run normally

Record Debugging Information

Record Statistics

Record Statistics and Debugging Information

The number of debugging and statistics options available depends on the host software type and version. On some hosts, some options are not available.


Click OK.