If you uninstall Update Manager, you might also want to uninstall the Update Manager Client plug-in from the vSphere Client.


Check if you have McAfee software installed on the system the Update Manager plug-in runs on. In case McAfee software runs in the same system as Update Manager, you cannot uninstall the Update Manager plug-in. To successfully uninstall the Update Manager plug-in, first disable all McAfee services, then uninstall the Update Manager plug-in and enable the McAfee services again.


  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select VMware vSphere Update Manager Client 5.5 and click Remove.


After you uninstall the Update Manager plug-in, the Update Manager icon is no longer available in the vSphere Client.