Uninstall plug-ins using the SnapCenter GUI
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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.
What you will need
You should have removed the resource groups for the plug-in package that you are uninstalling.
You should have detached the policies associated with the resource groups for the plug-in package that you are uninstalling.
About this task
You can uninstall an individual plug-in. For example, you might need to uninstall the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server 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.
Removing a host includes uninstalling all plug-ins.
When you remove a host from SnapCenter, SnapCenter uninstalls all the plug-in packages on the host before removing the host.
SnapCenter GUI removes plug-ins from one host at a time.
When you use the SnapCenter GUI, you can uninstall plug-ins on only one host at a time. However, you can have several uninstall operations running at the same time.
You can also uninstall a plug-in from multiple hosts by using the Uninstall-SmHostPackage cmdlet and the required parameters. The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the cmdlet and their descriptions can be obtained by running Get-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can also refer the SnapCenter Software Cmdlet Reference Guide.
|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.|
In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
In the Hosts page, click Managed Hosts.
In the Managed Hosts page, select the host from which you want to uninstall the plug-in or plug-in package.
Adjacent to the plug-in that you want to remove, click Remove > Submit.
After you finish
You should 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/log.