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

In the vSphere Client, right-click the cluster in the inventory and select 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

In the vSphere Client inventory, select one of the hosts in the cluster and click the Configuration tab.

5

Under Software, select Virtual Machine Swapfile Location.

6

Select the local datastore to use and click OK.

7

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

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