Removing the vCenter Plug-in

For vCenter Plug-in 2.5 or later using vSphere 6.7 or earlier, you must manually remove files from vCenter Server. For vSphere 7.0, all files will be removed automatically after you unregister the plugin.

Before you begin

About this task

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

Procedure

  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