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, a third party I/O filter installer 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. Use one of the following methods:
    The uninstalled filter no longer appears on the list.