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.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the host in the inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration.
  3. Under Software, select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location. and click Edit.
  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.