How do I get PSOD logs?

If we have core-dump configured for the ESXi, we can extract the dump files to gather the crash logs. Once the host is back up from accident reboot post PSOD, login to the SSH/Putty of the host and go to the core directory. The core directory is the location where your PSOD logging go to.

How do I get PSOD logs?

If we have core-dump configured for the ESXi, we can extract the dump files to gather the crash logs. Once the host is back up from accident reboot post PSOD, login to the SSH/Putty of the host and go to the core directory. The core directory is the location where your PSOD logging go to.

What is PSOD in VMware?

A Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) is a diagnostic screen with white type on a purple background that is displayed when the VMkernel of an ESX/ESXi host experiences a critical error, becomes inoperative and terminates any virtual machines that are running.

What is a VMware core dump?

The diagnostic coredump partition is used to capture the output of a purple diagnostic screen in the event of an ESXi host failure. For more information, see Configuring an ESX/ESXi host to capture a VMkernel coredump from a purple diagnostic screen (1000328).

How do I get ESXi core dump?

To do so login to vCenter Web-Client and navigate to Home > Administration > System Configuration > Services and select the Esxi Dump Collector service and click on Actions tab to enable the service. Once coredump service has been enabled, you will now see option to start the service under Actions menu.

How do I collect VMware logs?

Right click vCenter Server instance and click Actions > Export System Logs…. Click Select hosts to put selected host logs into an export bundle. Check Include vCenter Server and vSphere UI Client logs to optionally include vCenter Server and vSphere UI logs in the bundle. Click NEXT.

How do I check VMware logs?

Select a host in the vSphere Client navigator. Click Monitor tab, and click Hardware Health. Click SYSTEM EVENT LOG.

How do you fix PSOD?

What to do when PSOD happens?

  1. Analyze the purple screen message. One of the most important things to do when you have a PSOD is to take a screenshot.
  2. Contact VMware support.
  3. Reboot the affected ESXi host.
  4. Get the core dump.
  5. Decipher the error.
  6. Check logs.

What does PSOD mean?

PSOD

Acronym Definition
PSOD Peace Support Operations Division (African Union)
PSOD Private Sector Operations Department (Asian Development Bank)
PSOD Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders
PSOD Purple Screen of Death (VMware ESX server crash)

Where are the core dump files?

/var/lib/systemd/coredump
By default, all core dumps are stored in /var/lib/systemd/coredump (due to Storage=external ) and they are compressed with zstd (due to Compress=yes ). Additionally, various size limits for the storage can be configured.

Can you delete Vmkdump files?

Remove vmkdump-files Execute following commands on locking host: To un-configure dump-file, execute: esxcli system coredump file set -u . To remove previous configured dump-file, execute: esxcli system coredump file remove -f /vmfs/volumes/volume/vmkdump/11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555. dumpfile.

How do I open a ESXi dump file?

Analyzing ESXi DUMP files

  1. Once the host is up and running, login to the host through SSH (with Putty).
  2. Upon the confirmation, you can start downloading the DUMP files to your workstation.
  3. Once you are done with downloading the DUMP file, open the file using WordPad or Notepad++