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. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  3. Under Virtual Machines, select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.
  4. Click Edit and select Selected Datastore.
  5. Select a local datastore from the list and click OK.


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