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Removing unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server

Purpose

When using 3rd party management products for vCenter Server, these plug-ins appear in the Available Plug-ins list. Some of these products may not have an uninstaller to remove the entry under Available Plug-ins.
 
This article provides the steps to remove the unwanted plug-ins from the Available Plug-ins list.

Resolution

Note: If you have vCenter Server in linked mode, perform the proceeding steps on the vCenter Server that was used to install the plugin initially, then restart the vCenter Server services on linked vCenter Server.
 
To remove the unwanted plug-ins from the Available Plug-ins list:
  1. In a web browser, navigate to http://vcenter server name or IP/mob.

    Where vcenter server name or IP is the name of your vCenter Server or its IP address.

  2. Click Content.
  3. Click ExtensionManager.
  4. Select and copy the name of the plug-in you want to remove from the list of values under Properties.
  5. Click UnregisterExtension. A new window appears.
  6. Paste the name of the plug-in and click Invoke Method. This removes the plug-in.
  7. Close the window.
  8. Refresh the Managed Object Type:ManagedObjectReference:ExtensionManager window to verify if the plug-in is removed successfully.



Based on VMware KB 1025360

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