Create a diagnostic partition for your host.

1

Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

2

Right-click the host, and select All Virtual Infrastructure Actions > Add Diagnostic Partition.

If you do not see this option, the host already has a diagnostic partition.

3

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.

4

Click Next.

5

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

6

Review the partition configuration information and click Finish.