If a scratch partition is not set up, you might want to configure one, especially if low memory is a concern. When a scratch partition is not present, vm-support output is stored in a ramdisk.

The directory to use for the scratch partition must exist on the host.

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In the vSphere Client, select the host in the inventory.

2

Click the Configuration tab.

3

Under Software, click Advanced Settings.

4

Select ScratchConfig.

The field ScratchConfig.CurrentScratchLocation shows the current location of the scratch partition.

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In the field ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation, enter a directory path that is unique for this host.

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Reboot the host for the changes to take effect.