You can temporarily disable paths for maintenance or other reasons.
You disable a path using the Paths panel. You have several ways to access the Paths panel, from a datastore, a storage device, or an adapter view. This task explains how to disable a path using a storage device view.
- Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
- Click the Configure tab.
- Under Storage, click Storage Devices.
- Select the storage device whose paths you want to disable and click the Paths tab.
- Select the path to disable and click Disable.