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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

esxcli software vib list

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

Name                           Version                               Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date
-----------------------------  ------------------------------------  ------  ----------------  ------------
net-enic                      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:

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

--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:


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