You can disable a host to prevent vApps from starting up on the host. Virtual machines that are already running on the host are not affected.

To perform maintenance on a host, migrate all vApps off of the host or stop all vApps and then disable the host.


Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Provider VDCs in the left pane.


Right-click the provider virtual datacenter name and select Open.


Click the Hosts tab.


Right-click the host name and select Enable Host or Disable Host.

vCloud Director enables or disables the host for all provider virtual datacenters that use its resources.