ESXi Core Dump

We have an ESXi 6.0 server that had a core dump this morning.  Screen attached.  Not sure what caused it yet.. 

The system is not booted.  

We did not pre-configure an area for the core dump or enable anything to my knowledge
can i boot it up and pull logs by following the below link?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can extract the core dump if you so wish!

Not sure what you are going to do with it, best escalate to VMware Support, unless you are a specialist in this area.

PSOD are usually caused by:-

1. faulty hardware
2. faulty drivers
3. E1000/VMXNET3 bug
4. Bug in the Kernel

Update firmware and ESXi build version on the host.

Can you reproduce the crash ?
sjniiiAuthor Commented:
yes,,,only VMware can decipher it.,

if i recall, core data is saved until the next crash...

I can update firmware and also upgrade the host to the latest 6.0 version

not sure it just happened,,,i have to boot it up,,,,,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The "trick" is if it can be reproduced, or happens all the time!
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
yes,,,i will check and report back

Similarly, I recommend you do a review at the hardware level on your server. To rule out a hardware failure.

Do you have support with your physical hardware provider? What servers do you use?

sjniiiAuthor Commented:
We do not have VMware Support .  This is a test and eval server.

System was rebooted yesterday at about 5 PM. 

So far it is staying up.  

I puled over the ESXi logs to a PC and can check them, although not sure how much info they will show pertaining to the crash. 

consider. Please let us know if there is any strange behavior.

It also validates if there are alarms at the hardware level on the server.

you can share the printer of the registry here, to see them.

sjniiiAuthor Commented:
The server has not experienced any further issues.  The logs did not show anything that indicated a shutdown.,

It may have been a one off event .

At this point, we are monitoring the server.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
sjniiiAuthor Commented:
So far, no more core dumps.  It may have been a one off event,,,,

We will continue to monitor ....hope for the best!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please select a solution and close.
sjniiiAuthor Commented:
still no change,  so we can assume it was a one off event,,,,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
hopefully... unless you can reproduce difficult to come to a conclusion.
sjniiiAuthor Commented:
Mo change ,,,we cannot reproduce the event,,,so we will assume a one time event,,,

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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
Another purple screen event on the same serve,,

I pulled the below info from the core dump.....vrli-1 is our vRelaize Log Insight VM.
I don't recall if i saved the last core dump to check if a similar issues occurred ,,,

2018-10-29T04:30:16.438Z cpu20:321501) [45m [33;1mVMware ESXi 6.0.0 [Releasebuild-5572656 x86_64] [0m
#PF Exception 14 in world 321501:vmm1:vrli-1 IP 0x41802d8c5a2d addr 0x8
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