Disabling vSphere Fault Tolerance for a virtual machine suspends its Fault Tolerance protection, but preserves the Secondary VM, its configuration, and all history. Use this option to re-enable Fault Tolerance protection in the future.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine for which you want to disable Fault Tolerance.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select All vCenter Actions > Fault Tolerance > Disable Fault Tolerance.
  3. Click Yes.


Fault Tolerance is disabled for the selected virtual machine. Any history and the Secondary VM for the selected virtual machine are preserved and will be used if the feature is re-enabled.

What to do next

After you disable Fault Tolerance, the menu option becomes Enable Fault Tolerance. Select this option to re-enable the feature.