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 if you might need to re-enable Fault Tolerance protection in the future.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the Hosts & Clusters view.
  2. Right-click the fault tolerant virtual machine and select Fault Tolerance > Disable Fault Tolerance.


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 have disabled Fault Tolerance, the menu option becomes Enable Fault Tolerance. Select this to re-enable the feature.