How to gather DSET report from ESXi 4.1, 5.0
New DSET (3.2) allow us to collect reports from remote systems including ESXi. However there are some limitations and requirements:
In order to collect DSET remotely you can install it on any client system (laptop, desktop, workstation). Supported OS - Windows XP, Vista, 7.
Please download the latest version of DSET here.
Launch installation package on the client system
Choose "Install DSET Components" option
Choose “DSET collector”
Confirm installation path
Fill out the Full Name and Organization Fields
Finish installation without collecting the DSET
Press "Windows Key" + "r" and type cmd
Change working directory:
cd c:\Program Files\Dell\AdvDiags\DSET\bin
Start collecting DSET from remote system:
DellSystemInfo.exe -s TARGET_IP_ADDR -u root -d hw,sw,st,lg,ad -r c:\dset.zip
You will be prompted for a root password. If desired, you can add -p option to include password into command.
In the above example DSET will be collected to our local disk c:\ and will be named dset3.zip