Unregistering the vCenter Plug-in

You can unregister the NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server using one of the procedures described for your installation. Unregistering the plug-in has the same effect as disabling it but does not remove all associated files and folders.

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Note: Unregistering a plug-in package on vCenter Server does not delete the plug-in package files that are installed locally. To remove all plug-in files, see instructions on removing the plug-in.


  1. To unregister the plug-in, follow the procedure for your installed version:
    • Version 3.0 or later:
      • Unregister the plug-in using the vCenter Plug-in registration utility:
        1. Enter the IP address for your management node in a browser, including the TCP port for registration: https://[management node IP]:9443.
        2. Click or navigate to Unregister Plug-in.
        3. Enter the following:
          1. The IP address or FQDN server name of the vCenter service on which you have registered your plug-in.
          2. The vCenter Administrator user name.
          3. The vCenter Administrator password.
        4. Click Unregister.
    • For versions earlier than 3.0 to 2.7 :
      • Use the vCenter Managed Object Browser (MOB) interface in your browser to manually unregister.
        1. Enter the MOB URL: https://[vcenter]/mob
        2. Click Content > Extension Manager > UnregisterExtension.
        3. Enter com.solidfire.
        4. Click Invoke Method.
      • Unregister using PowerCLI:
        Connect-VIServer -Server $vcenter -User administrator@vsphere.local
        -Password xxxxXXx -Force -ErrorAction Stop -SaveCredentials
        $em = Get-View ExtensionManager
        $em.ExtensionList | ft -property Key
        $em.ExtensionList | ft -property Key
        Disconnect-VIServer * -Confirm:$false
    • Version 2.6.1 or earlier:
      1. In a browser, enter the URL for the registration utility or locate it in the program directory:
        • https://<FDVA or management node IP>:8443
        • /opt/solidfire/vcp/bin/vcp-reg.sh
      2. In the vCenter Plugin Register/Unregister window, click Unregister.