How to uninstall a vRO plugin

Installing vRO plugins is easy…browse…select…upload & install..restart…but uninstalling the same plugin is not so easy! There is no magic uninstall button…you need to dig a little deeper. I recently installed the wrong version of a plugin and needed to remove it before installing the correct version. Here is the procedure for the vRO appliance:

SSH to the appliance and run the following

cd /usr/lib/vco/app-server/plugins

Delete the .dar and/or .war archives that contain the plug-in that you want to remove

Restart the vRealize Orchestrator services:

service vco-server restart

service vco-configurator restart

To delete the plugin config files cd to /var/lib/vco/configuration/temp/dars/

Delete the folder.dar that contains the plug-in that you want to remove

e.g  rm -r o11nplugin-vcaccafe.dar

Finally remove the package manually.

Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator client.

In the vRealize Orchestrator client, click the Packages view.

Right-click the package to delete and click Delete element with content.

Select Delete All

that should do it!