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Remove or disable unwanted plugins from vCenter Server Appliance

Caparrelli Paolo VMware 12 December 2023

Remove or disable unwanted plugins from vCenter Server Appliance

Learn how VMware Skyline Advisor and Skyline Health Diagnostics work together to provide proactive intelligence and self-service log analysis.
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Symptoms

  • You are unable to remove plug-ins from the vSphere Client, You see the message similar to:
vCenter {Plugin Name} Disabled {Plugin Name} vCenter plugin The following error occurred while downloading the script plugin from https:///vmware/Plugin-NamePlugin.xml:Invalid URI: The host name could not be parsed.
  • Even though you uninstalled plug-ins from the Windows machine on which vCenter Server is running, you still see them in the Plug-in Manager in the vSphere Client.
 

Purpose

This article provides the steps to remove or disable any unwanted plug-ins from the vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance.

 

Resolution

Note: If you have vCenter Server in linked mode, perform this procedure on the vCenter Server that is used to install the plug-in initially, then restart the vCenter Server services on the linked vCenter Server.

To resolve this issue, remove unwanted plug-ins from the available plug-in list.

To remove unwanted plug-ins from the available plug-in list:
  1. In a web browser, navigate to https://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.

    Where vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob is the name of your vCenter Server or its IP address. Log in with your vCenter SSO admin credentials.
     
  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. For a list of default plug-ins, see the Additional Information section of this article.
  5. Click UnregisterExtension. A new window appears.
  6. Paste the key of the plug-in and click Invoke Method. This removes the plug-in and results in void.
  7. Close the window.
  8. Refresh the Managed Object Type:ManagedObjectReference:ExtensionManager window to verify that the plug-in is removed successfully.
Note: If the plug-in still appears, you may have to restart the vSphere Client.

 

To disable the plugin through the Client Plug-In manager within the vSphere Web Client 5.1 and later:

 

 

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client with an vCenter Server Administrative user.
  2. When the error appears, click No.
  3. Navigate to Administration > Client Plug-Ins.
  4. Locate the client plug-in you want to disable.
  5. Right-click this entry and select Disable.
  6. Click Yes on the pop-up box for disabling the plugin.

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