You can temporarily disable paths for maintenance or other reasons.
- In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
- Click the Configure tab.
- Under Storage, click one of the following items:
- Storage Adapters
- Storage Devices
- Protocol Endpoints
- In the right pane, select the item whose paths you want to disable, an adapter, storage device, or Protocol Endpoint, and click the Paths tab.
- Select the path to disable and click Disable.
The path's status changes to Disabled.