Suspending 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 to resume Fault Tolerance protection in the future.


  1. In the vSphere Client, browse to the virtual machine for which you want to suspend Fault Tolerance.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Fault Tolerance > Suspend Fault Tolerance.
  3. Click Yes.


Fault Tolerance is suspended 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 resumed.

What to do next

After you suspend Fault Tolerance, to resume the feature select Resume Fault Tolerance.