Configuring Network Core Dump With PowerCLI17 Jun 2015
The VMware vSphere Network Dump Collector service enables a host to transmit diagnostic information via the network to a remote netdump service, which stores it on disk. Network-based coredump collection can be configured in addition to or instead of disk-based coredump collection. This may be useful in stateless environments with no local disk usable for a diagnostic partition.
vSphere ESXi Dump Collector service pre-packaged with the vSphere vCenter Server Virtual Appliance, and if vCenter on Windows vSphere ESXi Dump Collector typically is installed on same server.
It is a little bit of a pain to configure this on every server, so I wrote this little script to get all hosts and then configure each ESXi host registered with vCenter to point its core dumps to the vCenter.