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 DRS cluster.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  3. Under Configuration, click General to view the swap file location and click Edit to change it.
  4. Select the Datastore specified by host option and click OK.
  5. Browse to one of the hosts in the cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  6. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  7. Under Virtual Machines, select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.
  8. Click Edit and select the local datastore to use and click OK.
  9. Repeat 5 through 8 for each host in the cluster.

Results

Host-local swap is now enabled for the DRS cluster.