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Advanced setting "ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation" for persistent scratch location is reverted to the default value after ESXi 6.5 U1 host reboot (2151270)

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Advanced setting ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation for persistent scratch location is reverted to the default value after ESXi 6.5 U1 host reboot.

Note: Scratch space is configured automatically during installation or first boot of an ESXi host, and is not required to be manually configured. ESXi Installable creates a 4 GB Fat16 partition on the target device during installation if there is sufficient space, and if the device is considered Local. The default value of ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation.

For more information, see Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x (1033696).

 

Resolution

VMware is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it in a future release.

Currently, there is no resolution.

To work around this issue, follow Configuring syslog on ESXi (2003322) and configure the advanced setting Syslog.global.logDir with a datastore in the format: [DatastoreName] DirectoryName.

Note: Ensure every ESXi host has a uniquely named directory on the storage.

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