You can temporarily disable paths for maintenance or other reasons. You can do so using the vSphere Client.

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


Open the Manage Paths dialog box either from the Datastores or Devices view.


In the Paths panel, right-click the path to disable, and select Disable.


Click OK to save your settings and exit the dialog box.

You can also disable a path from the adapter’s Paths view by right-clicking the path in the list and selecting Disable.