Host-local swap allows you to specify a datastore stored locally on the host as the swap file location. You can enable host-local swap for a standalone host.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the host in the inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Under Software, select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.
  4. Select Store the swapfile in the swapfile datastore.
  5. Select a local datastore from the list and click OK.


Host-local swap is now enabled for the standalone host.