You can temporarily disable paths for maintenance or other reasons. You can do so using the vSphere Client.
- Open the Manage Paths dialog box either from the Datastores or Devices view.
- In the Paths panel, right-click the path to disable, and select Disable.
- Click OK to save your settings and exit the dialog box.
You can also disable a path from the adapter’s Paths view by right-clicking the path in the list and selecting Disable.