Rollback is enabled by default in vSphere 5.1 and later. You can disable rollback by editing the vpxd.cfg configuration file of vCenter Server directly.


  1. On the host machine of vCenter Server, navigate to the directory that contains the configuration file:
    • On a Windows Server operating system, the location of the directory is C:\ProgramData\VMware\CIS\cfg\vmware-vpx.
    • On the vCenter Server Appliance, the location of the directory is /etc/vmware-vpx.
  2. Open the vpxd.cfg file for editing.
  3. In the <network> element, set the <rollback> element to false:
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Restart the vCenter Server system.