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

Right-click the cluster in the vSphere Client inventory panel and click Edit Settings.

2

In the left pane of the cluster Settings dialog box, click Swapfile Location.

3

Select the Store the swapfile in the datastore specified by the host option and click OK.

4

Select one of the cluster’s hosts in the vSphere Client inventory panel and click the Configuration tab.

5

Select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.

6

Click the Swapfile Datastore tab.

7

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

8

Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 for each host in the cluster.

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