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Some advanced configuration options are not supported with Host Profiles (2001994)

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Unable to configure some advanced configuration options using host profiles. The configuration options are also not configured after you boot a stateless host that uses Auto Deploy.

These configuration options are not supported:

ESXi 5.0:
  • Syslog.Local.DatastorePath
  • Misc.CosCorefile
  • Misc.SerialPort
  • Migrate.Enabled
  • Migrate.Vmknic
  • FT.Vmknic
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDirEnabled
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDir
  • Vpx.Vpxa.config.log.level
  • All options starting with Config.Defaults.cpuidMask
ESXi 5.1:
  • Syslog.Local.DatastorePath
  • Misc.CosCorefile
  • Misc.HordeEnabled
  • Misc.SerialPort
  • Migrate.Enabled
  • Migrate.Vmknic
  • FT.Vmknic
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDirEnabled
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDir
  • Vpx.Vpxa.config.log.level
  • UserVars.ESXiShellTimeOut
  • UserVars.PXEBootEnabled
  • All options starting with Config.Defaults.cpuidMask
  • All options starting with Misc.SIOControlFlag
ESXi 5.5:
  • Syslog.Local.DatastorePath
  • Misc.CosCorefile
  • Misc.HordeEnabled
  • Misc.SerialPort
  • Migrate.Enabled
  • Migrate.Vmknic
  • FT.Vmknic
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDirEnabled
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDir
  • Vpx.Vpxa.config.log.level
  • UserVars.ESXiShellTimeOut
  • UserVars.PXEBootEnabled
  • Config.Etc.motd
  • All options starting with Config.Defaults.cpuidMask
  • All options starting with Misc.SIOControlFlag
ESXi 6.0:
  • Syslog.Local.DatastorePath
  • Misc.CosCorefile
  • Misc.HordeEnabled
  • Misc.SerialPort
  • Migrate.Enabled
  • Migrate.Vmknic
  • FT.Vmknic
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDirEnabled
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDir
  • UserVars.ESXiShellTimeOut
  • UserVars.PXEBootEnabled
ESXi 6.5:
  • Syslog.Local.DatastorePath
  • Misc.CosCorefile
  • Misc.HordeEnabled
  • Misc.SerialPort
  • Migrate.Enabled
  • Migrate.Vmknic
  • FT.Vmknic
  • Mem.VMOverheadGrowthLimit
  • UserVars.PXEBootEnabled
  • Misc.HeartbeatPanicTimeout
  • Config.Defaults.vGPU.consolidation
  • Security.PasswordQualityControl
  • All options starting with Config.Defaults.cpuidMask
  • All options starting with Misc.SIOControlFlag
  • All options starting with Syslog.loggers.vmamqpd
  • All options starting with Syslog.loggers.vprobed
  • All options starting with UserVars.Rmq

Solution

To resolve this issue, perform one of these tasks to configure the advanced configuration options:
  • Select the host configuration tab for the host in vSphere Client.
  • Use ESXCLI on the host.
Note: These options require a management agent restart to be effective. For more information, see Restarting the Management agents on an ESX or ESXi Server (1003490).
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDirEnabled
  • Mem.HostLocalSwapDir

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