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Unregister the vCenter Plug-in

Contributors netapp-pcarriga netapp-dbagwell

You can unregister the NetApp Element Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server from vCenter using one of these procedures.

What you'll need
  • vCenter Administrator role privileges to unregister a plug-in.

  • The IP address of the management node.

  • URL and credentials for the vCenter from which you are unregistering the plug-in.

About this task

For vSphere 6.7 and earlier, unregistering the plug-in has the same effect as disabling it but does not remove all associated files and folders that are installed locally. To remove all plug-in files, see instructions on removing the plugin.

For vSphere 7.0, all files are removed automatically after you unregister the plugin.

  1. To unregister the plug-in, follow the procedure for your installed version:

    • For vCenter Plug-in 3.0 or later, unregister the plug-in using the vCenter Plug-in registration utility:

      1. Enter the IP address for your management node in a browser, including the TCP port for registration: https://<ManagementNodeIP>:9443.

      2. Navigate to Unregister Plug-in.

      3. Enter the following:

        1. The IP address or FQDN server name of the vCenter service on which you have registered your plug-in.

        2. The vCenter Administrator user name.

        3. The vCenter Administrator password.

      4. Select Unregister.

    • For vCenter Plug-in 2.7 to 2.7.1:

      • Use the vCenter Managed Object Browser (MOB) interface in your browser to manually unregister:

        1. Enter the MOB URL: https://<vcenter>/mob

        2. Select Content > Extension Manager > UnregisterExtension.

        3. Enter com.solidfire.

        4. Select Invoke Method.

      • Unregister using PowerCLI:

        Connect-VIServer -Server $vcenter -User administrator@vsphere.local -Password xxxxXXx -Force -ErrorAction Stop -SaveCredentials
        $em = Get-View ExtensionManager
        $em.ExtensionList | ft -property Key
        $em.ExtensionList | ft -property Key
        Disconnect-VIServer * -Confirm:$false