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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Use the vSphere Client to connect to the host.

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Select the host in the Inventory.

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In the Configuration tab, select Software.

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Select Advanced Settings.

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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.