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

Select the host in the vSphere Client inventory panel and click the Configuration tab.

2

Select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.

3

In the Swapfile location tab of the Virtual Machine Swapfile Location dialog box, select Store the swapfile in the swapfile datastore.

4

Click the Swapfile Datastore tab.

5

From the list provided, select the local datastore to use and click OK.

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