If i am correct, storage reports from monitor tab of webclient is no longer available.
we are facing the same issue after upgrading from VCenter 5.5 to VCenter 6.0.
No Storage Reports view in the Webclient as well no Storage Views in the vSphere Client. The vCenter Storage Monitoring Plug-in is not available on the vCenter server!
My locally installed (workstation) vsphere Client shows the following warning for the Storage Monitoring Plug-in:
VMware vCenter Storage Monitoring Service, VMware Inc. 5.5
Storage Monitoring and Reporting
The plug-in failed to load on server(s) XXX due to the following error: Could not load file or assembly 'VI, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7c8-0a434483c7c50' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file.
We are also experiencing the lack of Storage Monitoring service after upgrading 5.5 to 6.0.
Same exact error as above: Plugin failed to load on server(s) blahblah; Could not load file or assembly 'VI, Version=5.5.00, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken [blahblah] or one of it's dependancies. System cannot find file specified...
Hopefully there will be a quick work-around or resolution that doesn't require re-installing or rebuilding anything. The in-place upgrade to 6 was already a bear.
I'm also missing the Storage Reports in the Web Client and the Storage View in the C# Client with 6.0. I'm also seeing an plugin error in C# Client.
The plug-in failed to load on server(s) xxxxx due to the following error:
Could not load file or assembly 'VI, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=7c80a434483c7c50' or one of its dependencies. The system
cannot find the file specified.
I've got an answer from the Support. Storage Reports/Storage View does not exist anymore in VCenter 6!
Now they have updated this information:
The plugin is only for the older VCenter versions! If you don't need any previous version of the VI Client, uninstall it!
I am unable to uninstall the plugin. If I attempt to unregister the "com.vmware.vim.sms" extension through the MOB page, I receive a "NotFound" message.
Is there anything that mirrors Storage Views functionality in vSphere 6?
I am experiencing the same issues since upgrading the vcenter 6.0, any other ideas how to remove this plugin?
I have tried to remove the plugin as normal, still no luck.
We were using the storage reports view to audit for forgotten snapshots. So far there are a couple of alternatives to see the snapshot size
1) Using Ops Manager and a custom heatmap, note the Foundation (free version for some) does not have the functionality. As we are using Foundation, this is not an option.
2) RVTools - GUI based (easier for some) but pretty basic
3) PowerCLI - yup, get use to it. (get-vm | get-snapshot | FT VM, SizeGB, Created, Name, Description)
I was struggling with the same question this KB may be of help VMware KB: Storage Views Tab missing from the vSphere Client
The v6 documentation is wrong as it still mentions the 3 plugins but this will be reviewed
overview of services is in the VSphere Web Client under Administration\System Configuration\Services
Could someone explain to me in plain english what this means? How do I remove this plug-in using the PowerCLI?
Was anyone ever able to unregister the com.vmware.vim.sms extension without getting the "NotFound" message?
It's not obvious. Just uninstall any and all 5.5 clients on your management station