You can uninstall the AppDefense plug-in from the vCenter Server. After the plug-in is uninstalled, the AppDefense behavior monitoring functionality will not be available in the vCenter Server.


You have installed AppDefense plug-in.


  1. In a web browser, navigate to http://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.

    Where vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob is the name or IP address of your vCenter Server from which you want to remove the AppDefense plug-in.

  2. Click Content.
  3. Click ExtensionManager.
  4. From the list of values under Properties, copy the name of the AppDefense plug-in (com.vmware.appd.appliance.vsphere.plugin) that you want to remove.
  5. Click UnregisterExtension. A new window appears.

    Paste the key of the AppDefense plug-in and click Invoke Method. The plug-in is removed.

  6. Close the window.
  7. To verify that the plug-in is removed successfully, refresh the Managed Object Type: ManagedObjectReference: ExtensionManager window.
  8. Restart the vSphere Web Client service. Secure Shell (SSH) to the vCenter Server, and restart the vsphere-ui service using the ./vmon-cli -r vsphere-ui command.
    Note: If you have vCenter Server in Linked Mode, you must reboot all vCenter Servers or reboot the vsphere-ui services running on those vCenter Servers to display that the AppDefense plug-in is removed from all the vCenter Servers.
  9. To confirm the uninstall, log out of vCenter Server and log back in. AppDefense plug-in is removed from vCenter Server.
    • The AppDefense icon no longer appears on the Home screen in the vSphere Client.
    • Go to Administration > Client Plug-Ins and verify that the list of plug-ins does not include AppDefense plug-in.


The AppDefense plug-in is removed from vCenter Server.