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Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

John Town
Advisor

Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

Hi,
I had a hung virtual machine and had to go to the virtual MP of the VM and do a TC to recover it. I then did a hpvmcollect to the guest and the crash log is not in the file. What's the directory name for the crash files in a virtual machine? (guest) and how can I retrieve this dump for analysis?

Thanks,
JT
4 REPLIES
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

I believe it should be

/var/adm/crash
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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

Hi

you look first for the crash on the host machine and use the hpvmcollect command.

By default, the hpvmcollect command creates a directory called hpvmcollect_archive in
your current directory, and copies and collects all the Integrity VM and VM Host information. For example, to gather information for a guest named host1 on the VM Host, enter the following command:
# hpvmcollect -P host1

Then on the guest using the same command, different syntax

When you use the hpvmcollect command on the guest, do not specify the guest name. By
default, the guest name is used as an archive directory name. You can use the -d option to specify the archive name. The following is an example of the hpvmcollect when it is run on the guest host1:
host1# hpvmcollect -c

Refer to Chapter 12 of attached "HP Integrity Virtual Machines"
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Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

man hpvmcollect from VM-host specifying the VM.

Anyways which you bring the VM up it would ve in /var/adm/crash directory of VM

BR,
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John Town
Advisor

Re: Where does Virtual Machines the crash dumps?

fixed the problem