Before performing a maintenance or unregistering a vCenter Server instance, you must deactivate the target vCenter Server instance. To provide its resources to virtual data centers in VMware Cloud Director, you must activate the vCenter Server instance.


  1. From the top navigation bar, under Resources, click Infrastructure Resources.
  2. In the left panel, select vCenter Server Instances.
  3. Click the radio button next to the name of the target vCenter Server instance, and click Enable or Disable.
  4. To confirm, click OK.