To perform maintenance, you can disable a vCenter Server instance.

Important: This procedure applies only to attached vCenter Server instances that are associated with NSX Manager instances. To retrieve and manage vCenter Server instances that are not associated with NSX Manager instances, you must use the vCloud API.


  1. On the Manage & Monitor tab, in the left pane, click vCenters.
  2. Right-click the target vCenter Server name and click Disable or Enable.
  3. Click Yes.