When you migrate the vCenter Server configuration to a destination machine that does not have the same name as the source machine, you must update the plug-ins to use the new machine name. Plug-ins registered to the vCenter Server system cannot access the destination vCenter Server machine until this update is complete.


Open the extension.xml file for the plug-in in a text editor.

The extension.xml file is located in the folder for the plug-in in C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\extensions\. For example, the extension.xml file for the vCenter Storage Monitoring plug-in is C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\extensions\com.vmware.vim.sms\extension.xml.


Edit the contents of the <url> tag to replace the name of the source vCenter Server system with the name of the new vCenter Server system.

For example: If the new server name is vcenter.example.com, the <url> tag might read <url>http://vcenter.example.com:80/sms/smService-web/health.xml</url>.


Save the extension.xml file.


Re-register the extension with vCenter Server.