You can disable an Orchestrator plug-in, but this does not delete the plug-in file from the file system. To remove the plug-in file, you must log in to the machine on which the Orchestrator server is installed and remove the plug-in file manually.

Procedure

  1. Log in as an administrator to the machine on which the Orchestrator server is installed.
  2. Navigate to the Orchestrator installation folder.

    Option

    Action

    If you installed Orchestrator with the vCenter Server installer

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\Orchestrator\app-server\plugins.

    If you installed the standalone version of Orchestrator

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Orchestrator\app-server\plugins.

  3. Delete the .dar and .war archives for the plug-in that you want to remove. and restart the vCenter Orchestrator services.

    The plug-in is removed from the Orchestrator configuration interface.

  4. Delete the plug-in configuration files.

    Option

    Action

    If you installed Orchestrator with the vCenter Server installer

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\Orchestrator\app-server\conf\plugins.

    If you installed the standalone version of Orchestrator

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Orchestrator\app-server\conf\plugins.

  5. Log in to the Orchestrator client.
  6. Select Administer from the drop-down menu in the left upper corner.
  7. Click the Packages view.
  8. Right-click the package to delete, and select Delete element with content.
    Note:

    Orchestrator elements that are locked in the read-only state, for example workflows in the standard library, are not deleted.

  9. Click Delete all.
  10. Restart the vCenter Orchestrator services.

Results

You removed all custom workflows and actions, policies, Web views, configurations, settings, and resources that the plug-in contains.