Uninstalling guest introspection removes a VIB from the hosts in the cluster and removes the service virtual machine from each host in the cluster. Guest Introspection is required for NSX Data Security, Activity Monitoring, and several third-party security solutions. Uninstalling guest introspection can have wide ranging impacts.


Before you uninstall a Guest Introspection module from a cluster, you must uninstall all third-party products that are using Guest Introspection from the hosts on that cluster. Use the instructions from the solution provider.

To uninstall Guest Introspection:

  1. In vCenter, navigate to Home > Networking & Security > Installation and select the Service Deployments tab.

  2. Select a Guest Introspection instance and click the delete icon.

  3. Either delete now or schedule the deletion for a later time.