VCP 4 Prep Objective 4.2 – Manage vSphere Client plug-ins

Objective 4.2 – Manage vSphere Client plug-ins

Identify available plug-ins

Once a module has been installed the client component becomes available within the vSphere client (Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins). The client component will require administrative privileges in order to be installed. The Plug-in manager allows you to:

  • view plug-ins which have been installed
  • view plug-ins which are available
  • enable or disable plg-ins
  • download the plug-in to the vSphere client

Determine required plug-ins for a given application

Plug-ins for a module are generally named the same as the module; there are exceptions though. There are three default plug-ins which ship with the vCenter installation they’re vCenter storage monitoring, vCenter hardware status and vCenter service status.

Ensure permissions to install plug-ins

Local administrative privileges are required to install the plug-ins.

Enable plug-ins after installation

Plug-ins are enabled and disabled via the plug-in manager as per the four point in section one.

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