Removing the vCenter Plug-in

For vCenter Plug-in 2.5 or later, you must manually remove files from vCenter Server.

Before you begin

About this task

You must complete the following process to remove all files associated with the plug-in.

Steps

  1. Log in as an administrator to the server that is running vCenter Server and open a command prompt.
  2. Stop vCenter Server services:
    • Windows:
      • (For Flash clients) Enter the following command:
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --stop vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Enter the following commands:
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --stop vsphere-client
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --stop vsphere-ui
    • vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA): Use the following commands:
      • (For Flash clients) Enter the following command:
        service control --stop vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Enter the following commands:
        service control --stop vsphere-client
        service-control --stop vsphere-ui
  3. Remove SolidFire folders and files from the following locations:
    • Windows: Use Windows Explorer and search for "SolidFire" in C:\ProgramData\VMware and C:\Program Files\VMware.
      Note: The ProgramData folder is hidden. You must enter the complete file path to access the folder.
    • vCSA: Use the following command:
      find / -name "*solidfire*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
  4. Start vCenter Server services:
    • Windows:
      • (For Flash clients) Enter the following command:
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --start vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Enter the following commands:
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --start vsphere-client
        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --start vsphere-ui
    • vCSA: Use the following commands:
      • (For Flash clients) Enter the following command:
        service control --start vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Enter the following commands:
        service control --start vsphere-client
        service-control --start vsphere-ui