We've been having a paging file issue with one of our ESXI nodes and the core dump apparently doesn't have a place to save. I looked up how to do that and it indicates it has to save to a diagnostics partition... But ours doesn't have one and I can't figure out how to get one setup. I started with esxcli system coredump partition get and Active and Configured are blank.
I tried esxcli system coredump partition set -s --enable=true and it said "Unable to smart activate a dump partition. Error was: No suitable diagnostic partitions found."
I've tried to use the partedUtil to make a diagnostics partition but I haven't had much success so far. The node has well over 100Gb free space but I can't determine how to create the partition for diagnostics. I've been trying to do this via ssh. I have listed the partitions to verify it shows the free space but when I try to create the partition, it says no such file or directory. I have a feeling I'm just getting the command wrong. I'm using partedUtil setptbl <partition name (I think)> gpt (label options were msdos/gpt). I know I says to do start and end sector but I'm not sure how to do that and it says to do a type and attr but again, not sure what I'm supposed to put here.
Is there a way to do this on the interface? Either directly on the machine or via web interface? Am I missing any other info that's needed? I appreciate any help.