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Remove vCenter Server NSX User Interface Plugin

For whatever reason i ran into a problem with the vCenter Server, version 7.0.1 & build number 17491160, client plugin NSX user interface plugin which was displayed with status failed.

In vCenter Server virtual appliance (VA) i found a file called .com.vmware.nsx.ui.h5-6.4.5.13282012.incomplete but there was no plugin directory associated with NSX. The above file was located in directory /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/

There is a VMware KB, 1025360, which describes how to remove vCenter Server plugins via https://vCenter_Server_FQDN_name_or_IP/mob.

The only problem this time was that i couldn’t find the the failing plugin, NSX User Interface Plugin, listed in the KB. It turned out that the value we had to use to successfully remove the client plugin was:

  • com.vmware.nsx.ui.h5

When do the remaining tasks were to run the following two commands from the vCenter Server SSH interface

  • service-control –stop vsphere-ui
  • service-control –startΒ vsphere-ui

When done, the client plugin was removed from vCenter Server ….
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