Uninstalling plug-ins from a host using the SnapCenter GUI

When you decide that you no longer require an individual plug-in or a plug-in package, you can uninstall it using the SnapCenter interface.

Before you begin

About this task

You can uninstall an individual plug-in. For example, you might need to uninstall the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere because a host is running out of resources and you want to move that plug-in to a more powerful host. You can also uninstall an entire plug-in package. For example, you might need to uninstall the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux, which includes SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database and SnapCenter Plug-in for UNIX.
Attention: Uninstalling the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows from a host on which the SnapCenter Server is installed will damage the SnapCenter Server installation. Do not uninstall the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows unless you are certain that you no longer require the SnapCenter Server.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts page, click Managed Hosts.
  3. In the Managed Hosts page, select the host from which you want to uninstall the plug-in or plug-in package.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. In the Modify Host page, select Remove plug-ins.
  6. In the Plug-ins page, do the following:
    • If you are uninstalling a single plug-in, do not make any selection on this page.
    • If you are uninstalling a plug-in package, select the package you want to uninstall.
  7. In the Summary page, review your selections and then click Finish.

After you finish

After you uninstall a plug-in, you must wait for 5 minutes before you reinstall the plug-in on that host. This time period is sufficient for the SnapCenter GUI to refresh the status of the managed host. The installation fails if you immediately reinstall the plug-in.

If you are uninstalling SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux, uninstallation-specific log files are available at: /custom_location/snapcenter/logs.