Use the vSphere Client to remove the software NVMe over RDMA adapter. You can remove the adapter if you need to free the underlying RDMA network adapter for other purposes.

You cannot remove the NVMe over PCIe and FC-NVMe adapters.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Adapters, and select the adapter (vmhba#) to remove.
  4. Remove the NVMe controller connected to the adapter.
    1. Click the Controllers tab.
    2. Select the controller and click Remove.
      The NVMe controller is disconnected and disappears from the list.
  5. Click the Remove icon (Remove the host's storage adapter) to remove the NVMe over RDMA adapter.