You can uninstall I/O filters deployed in an ESXi host cluster.


  • Required privileges: Host.Config.Patch.


  1. Uninstall the I/O filter by running the installer that your vendor provides.
    During uninstallation, vSphere ESX Agent Manager automatically places the hosts into maintenance mode.
    If the uninstallation is successful, the filter and any related components are removed from the hosts.
  2. Verify that the I/O filter components are properly uninstalled from your ESXi hosts:
    esxcli software vib list
    The uninstalled filter no longer appears on the list.