Remove Unwanted Plug-ins from vCenter

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I ran into this problem the other day where I couldn’t remove a specific Netapp plug-in from vCenter after migrating from a server running 32-bit vCenter 4.0 to 64-bit vCenter running 4.1. The datamigration backup brought across this plug-in without it actually being installed on the new server. This guide will show you how to remove an unwanted or a ghost plug-in from vcenter

1. Open a browser on the vCenter server that you wish to remove the plug-in on and type the following URL http://IP or Name of vCenter Server/mob

Remove unwanted vCenter Plug-ins

2. Under properties click on the content link

Remove unwanted vCenter Plug-ins

3. Now click on ExtensionManager

Remove unwanted vCenter Plug-ins

4. Take note of the extension (which is actually the plug-in) that you wish to remove. You will need to copy the name including the quotation marks. In this example I wish to remove “com.netapp.nvpf”. Click UnregisterExtension

Remove unwanted vCenter Plug-ins

5.As you can see the extension or plug-in has now been removed

Remove unwanted vCenter Plug-ins

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All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.