Recently i deployed the vSphere update manager in my lab to test some of the functionality . After testing is done i wanted to remove the plugin from vcsa but disabling it doesnt work as my vCenter keep searching and querying the update manager server. So i thought to remove it. As may be most of the people know how to remove it but i thought to share it with the people in more details. There is an VMWare KB is also there to do so. so lets start.
In a web browser, navigate to http://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.
- Where vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob is the name of your vCenter Server or its IP address.
- Click Content >>ExtensionManager
- 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 Below.
- Click UnregisterExtension. A new window appears. Paste the key of the plug-in and click Invoke Method. This removes the plug-in and results in void
- Refresh the Managed Object Type:ManagedObjectReference:ExtensionManager window to verify that the plug-in is removed successfully.
Extension Name Service Description com.vmware.vim.eam vSphere ESX Agent Manager com.vmware.vim.inventoryservice vCenter Inventory Service com.vmware.vim.ls Licensing Services com.vmware.vim.sms VMware vCenter Storage Monitoring Service com.vmware.vim.sps VMware vSphere Profile-drive Storage Service com.vmware.vim.stats.report Performance charts built-in extension com.vmware.vim.stats.vsm Service Manager cim-ui vCenter Hardware Status health-ui vCenter Service Status hostdiag Internal extension to declare diagnostic events from VMware Host systems VirtualCenter VirtualCenter dynamic events and tasks com.vmware.orchestrator VMware vRealize Orchestrator plugin (formerly known as VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in) com.vmware.rbd Auto Deploy com.vmware.syslog VMware Syslog Collector Configuration com.vmware.vcDr VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Extension com.vmware.vcHms vSphere Replication Management (VRM) com.vmware.vcIntegrity VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension com.vmware.vShieldManager vShield Manager vCloud Director-1 vCloud Director com.vmware.vcops vRealize Operations Manager (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) com.vmware.vadm VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator (formerly known as vCenterInfrastructure Navigator) com.vmware.vdp vSphere Data Protection 5.1 com.vmware.vdp2
vSphere Data Protection 5.5/5.8 com.vmware.vsan.health vSAN Health Check Plug-in com.vmware.heartbeattasks vCenter Server Heartbeat com.vmware.hbwc vCenter Server Heartbeat com.vmware.heartbeat vCenter Server Heartbeat com.neverfail.heartbeat vCenter Server Heartbeat