Disabling any of the required applications results in problems with ESX authentication and virtual machine operation, but you can disable any optional application.

Optional applications are listed in Default setuid Applications and Default setgid Applications.


Log in to the service console and acquire root privileges.


Run one of the following commands to disable the application.

For setuid flagged applications:

chmod a-s path_to_executable_file

For setgid flagged applications:

chmod a-g path_to_executable_file