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vSphere Plug-in

What is vSphere Plug-in?  (from QNAP Systems)

The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores ...  Read more


vSphere Plug-in is a software program developed by QNAP Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 42.12 MB (44,160,849 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 48% of users of vSphere Plug-in come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qnap.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vmware\infrastructure\virtual infrastructure client\plugins\qnap_ts_manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Plugins\QNAP_TS_Manager\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 42.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by vSphere Plug-in

  • Uninstall.exe - QNAP Plug-in Installer
  • QVSCPlugin.dll - QNAP vSphere Plug-in
  • VMware.Security.CredentialStore.dll (by VMware) - CredentialStoreManagement
  • VimUiFramework.dll (by VMware) - ComponentFramework
  • ProgressCircle.dll - ProgressCircle (Umut Tezduyar http://www.UmutTezduyar.com)
  • VI.Utils.dll - vSphere Client (VirtualInfrastructure.Utils Module)
  • VimVmomi.dll - VimVmomi Module
  • VIPlugins2.dll - VI Plugins 2
  • VMware.CustomControls.dll - VMware Custom Controls Library
  • vpxClientCommon.dll - vpxClientCommon Module
  • vpxClientGraphics.dll - VpxClientGraphics Module
  • Async_task.dll - Async_task
  • qAppUtil.dll
  • VC_API.dll
  • Vim25Service2010.dll
  • Vim25Service2010.XmlSerializers.dll
  • VimService2010.dll
  • VimService2010.XmlSerializers.dll

How do I remove vSphere Plug-in?

You can uninstall vSphere Plug-in from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program vSphere Plug-in, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove vSphere Plug-in.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 10 32%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows 10 31.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.91%
Windows 10 Pro 13.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.48%
  France 15.15%
  Germany 9.09%
  Canada 6.06%
  KH 3.03%
  Finland 3.03%
  Sweden 3.03%
  Philippines 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%
  Czech Republic 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 26.67%
Lenovo 20.00%
Acer 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 5.56%
HP Pro 3500 Series 5.56%
HP EliteBook 8770w 5.56%
HP EliteBook 8540p 5.56%
Dell Precision T1500 5.56%
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.56%

About (from QNAP Systems, Inc.)

QNAP, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.qnap.com


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