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.


  1. Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Client.
  2. Click Configure.
  3. Under Configuration, select 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 Client.
  6. Click Configure.
  7. Under Virtual Machines, select Swap file location.
  8. Click Edit and select the local datastore to use and click OK.
  9. Repeat Step 5 through Step 8 for each host in the cluster.


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