Generally, you do not have to change the default multipathing settings your host uses for a specific storage device. However, if you want to make any changes, you can use the Manage Paths dialog box to modify a path selection policy and specify the preferred path for the Fixed policy.


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


Select a path selection policy.

By default, VMware supports the following path selection policies. If you have a third-party PSP installed on your host, its policy also appears on the list.

Fixed (VMware)

Most Recently Used (VMware)

Round Robin (VMware)


For the fixed policy, specify the preferred path by right-clicking the path you want to assign as the preferred path, and selecting Preferred.


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