Remove a VMkernel adapter from a vSphere distributed or a standard switch when you no longer need the adapter. Make sure that you leave at least one VMkernel adapter for management traffic on the host to keep the network connectivity up.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select VMkernel adapters.
  3. Select a VMkernel adapter from the list, and click the Remove selected network adapter icon.
  4. Click Remove.