If you no longer want to use the advanced set of capabilities available through vCenter Server for host management, or if vCenter Server has failed and you must perform emergency operations on the host, you can disconnect your ESXi host from vCenter Server.

Disconnecting an ESXi host might take up to several minutes.


  1. Right-click Host in the VMware Host Client inventory and select Disconnect from vCenter Server from the pop-up menu.
    Note: Disconnecting a host signals vCenter Server that this host is not responding.
  2. Click Disconnect from vCenter Server.