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.