VMware 5.5: How to remove NetApp® NFS Plug-in 1.0.21 for VMware® VAAI

After a bit of searching I did not find any documentation on how to remove the NetApp® NFS Plug-in 1.0.21 for VMware® VAAI from an ESXi Host.  If you have a need to uninstall this the process is pretty simple.

Place your host into Maintenance Mode.  SSH to your ESXi Host

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esxcli software vib list
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You should get a list of all plugins on your system.

Name                           Version                               Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date
—————————–  ————————————  ——  —————-  ————
net-enic                       2.1.2.38-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611         Cisco   VMwareCertified   2014-04-23
NetAppNasPlugin                1.0-21                                NetApp  VMwareAccepted    2014-05-09
net-qlcnic                     5.5.164-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611          QLogic  VMwareCertified   2014-04-23

to remove the plugin use the following command:

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esxcli software vib remove -n NetAppNasPlugin --dry-run

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–dry-run will show you what the command will do, remove it to actually run the command:

~ # esxcli software vib remove -n NetAppNasPlugin
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: NetApp_bootbank_NetAppNasPlugin_1.0-21
VIBs Skipped:

You will need to reboot your server to complete the removal.

If you are looking to install the plugin you can follow the Netapp Guide Located here:

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1237939/html/html/GUID-735E5961-E3FB-4105-A8F8-37F6444B68BC.html

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