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hey guys, i had to reformat my local datastores, now i see this message in my esx:

No coredump target has been configured. Host core dumps cannot be saved.
System logs on host are stored on non-peristent storage.

How do i fix?
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I would just like them stored locally,


 i have this for the logDir: [] /scratch/log

not sure for logHost, i have no syslog
this needs to be changed to reflect the datastore name and folder.
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what exactly would be the syntax for that?
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It seems like i can to manually create a folder first for this?
yes, you can create a folder.

it's best to label it, and make sure that folder is not the root of a datastore, especially if ESXi 6.0.
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how do i create it?
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Create a folder to put the core dump in?
coredumps use a storage device, syslogs and logs can use a folder on a storage datastore, you've got two error messages, coredumps and persistant storage.

okay, this VMware KB Article describes the process in great detail

using the
esxcli system coredump

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command

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2004299
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Thanks! will give it a shot.