Remove the Storage Plugin for vCenter

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You can remove the plugin from the vCenter Server Appliance and uninstall the plugin webserver from the application host.

These are two distinct steps that you can perform in any order. However, if you choose to remove the plugin webserver from the application host before unregistering the plugin, the registration script is removed during that process and you cannot use Method 1 to unregister.

Unregister the plugin from a vCenter Server Appliance

To unregister the plugin from a vCenter Server Appliance, select one of these methods:

  • Method 1: Executing the registration script

  • Method 2: Using the vCenter Server Mob pages

Method 1: Executing the registration script

  1. Open a prompt through the command line and navigate to the following directory:

    <install directory>\vcenter-register\bin

  2. Execute the vcenter-register.bat file:

    vcenter-register.bat ^

    -action unregisterPlugin ^

    -vcenterHostname <vCenter FQDN> ^

    -username <Administrator Username> ^

  3. Verify that the script is successful.

    The logs are saved to %install_dir%/working/logs/vc-registration.log.

Method 2: Using the vCenter Server Mob pages

  1. Open a web browser and enter the following url:

    https://<FQDN of vCenter Server>/mob

  2. Log in under the administrator credentials.

  3. Look for the property name of extensionManager and click the link associated with that property.

  4. Expand the properties list by clicking the More… link at the bottom of the list.

  5. Verify that the extension plugin.netapp.eseries is in the list.

  6. If it is present, then click the Method UnregisterExtension.

  7. Enter the value plugin.netapp.eseries in the dialog and click Invoke Method.

  8. Close the dialog and refresh the web browser.

  9. Verify that the plugin.netapp.eseries extension is not on the list.

Note This procedure unregisters the plugin from the vCenter Server Appliance; however, it does not remove plugin package files from the server. To remove package files, use SSH to access the vCenter Server Appliance and navigate to the following directory:

etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/

Then remove the directory associated with the plugin.

Remove the plugin webserver from the Application host

To remove the plugin software from the application host, follow these steps:

  1. From the application server, navigate to the Control Panel.

  2. Go to Apps & Features, and then select SANtricity Storage Plugin for vCenter.

  3. Click Uninstall/Change.

    A confirmation dialog opens.

  4. Click Uninstall.

    A confirmation message is displayed when the uninstall is complete.

  5. Click Done.