jcoburn_s10
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Clear out unwanted plugins listed in vCenter

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We've successfully upgraded out vCenter appliance to 6.7U3a.  As a result, one of the Client Plug-ins has failed.  My manager does not want to reenable this particular plugin, so we are removing it.  I've found and follow the resolution steps in 'Cannot remove or disable unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance (1025360...'; however, when we browse in vCenter to Administration | Solutions | Client Plug-ins, the unwanted plugin is still listed.  I understand that restarting the appliance might remove it, but my question is can we restart one or more of the services - i.e. VMware vCenter Client or VMware vSphere Web Client - from the VAMI without restarting the entire appliance and get the same result?

Thanks for your assistance.

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Virtbay
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Hi

You can restart the vsphere-client and vsphere-ui after which you can verify it . Restart of the services can be done from CLI via SSH session to VCSA

service-control --stop vsphere-ui && service-control --start vsphere-ui

service-control --stop vsphere-client && service-control --start vsphere-client

Regards VB Please mark helpful or correct if my answer resolved your issue.

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Virtbay
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Hi

You can restart the vsphere-client and vsphere-ui after which you can verify it . Restart of the services can be done from CLI via SSH session to VCSA

service-control --stop vsphere-ui && service-control --start vsphere-ui

service-control --stop vsphere-client && service-control --start vsphere-client

Regards VB Please mark helpful or correct if my answer resolved your issue.
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Lalegre
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Hey jco,

To deregister complety the plugins from vCenter maybe the easiest way to do it is from the MOB. Please follow the next blog post:

https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2010/07/how-to-unregister-vcenter.html

Follow steps 1 through 6 and maybe you will need to restart after this operation.

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jcoburn_s10
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Thanks, Virtbay.  Restarting those two services did the trick.

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jcoburn_s10
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Thanks, Lalegre.  But those steps are the same steps I already followed in VMware Knowledgebase Article 1025360 as I mentioned in the OP.

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