Remove the vCenter Plug-in

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For vCenter Plug-in 2.5 or later used with vSphere 6.7 or earlier, you must complete the following process to remove all files associated with the plug-in manually from vCenter Server. For vSphere 7.0, all files will be removed automatically after you unregister the plugin.

What you’ll need
  • vCenter Plug-in 2.5 or later

  • vSphere 6.7 or earlier

  • You have unregistered the existing plug-in and have SSH, RDP, or other appropriate
    connectivity to vCSA or vCenter Server.

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) Run the following command:

        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --stop vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Run 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)

      • (For Flash clients) Run the following command:

        service-control --stop vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Run the following commands:

        service-control --stop vsphere-client
        service-control --stop vsphere-ui
  3. Remove SolidFire folders and files from the following locations:

    • (For 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.
    • (For vCSA) Run the following command:

      find / -name "*solidfire*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
  4. Start vCenter Server services:

    • Windows:

      • (For Flash clients) Run the following command:

        C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmon>.\vmon-cli --start vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Run 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:

      • (For Flash clients) Run the following command:

        service-control --start vsphere-client
      • (For HTML5 clients) Run the following commands:

        service-control --start vsphere-client
        service-control --start vsphere-ui

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