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 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.