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Disable ESXi firewall for testing during production?

I am testing a problem application where the root cause may be related to blocked ports.  I'd like to completely disable the firewall on one of my ESX host servers using this command:

esxcli network firewall set --disabled

Is this possible to do during the day or would I chance interrupting communications as would happen disabling the firewall on a windows server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
is this the same issue as this:-

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_28120295.html

which you've Closed and Deleted!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's safe to complete during the day!
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Not quite but it is related.  The ICMP is being blocked by an ASA, my problem is making Veeam SureBackups work.  I get an NFS mounting error when the lab loads and it was suggested there could be a communications problem which I'd like to investigate.  I'll give it a try now, thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So previous question caused by ASA!
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I think so but I wasn't too concerned by pings, just the list of ports Veeam and VMware need open to talk.  I disabled the firewall and have the same problem so off to make another post.  Thanks for the help hanccocka!
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