You can temporarily disable paths for maintenance or other reasons.

You disable a path using the Paths panel. You have several ways to access the Paths panel, from a datastore, a storage device, an adapter, or a Virtual Volumes Protocol Endpoint view.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click one of the following items:
    • Storage Adapters
    • Storage Devices
    • Protocol Endpoints
  4. 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.
  5. Select the path to disable and click Disable.
    The path's status changes to Disabled.