Deploying a new management node

You can install the QoSSIOC service and other services of the NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server by deploying an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) to create a new management node (mNode).

Before you begin

  • You have vCenter Administrator role privileges.
  • You have permissions to download software from the NetApp Support Site.


  1. Download the OVA for your NetApp HCI or NetApp Element software installation that contains the vCenter Plug-in (VCP) from the NetApp Support Software Downloads Site:
    1. Click the <Select Platform> drop-down list for NetApp HCI or NetApp Element software and select a version number.
    2. Click Go.
    3. Read and click through the required prompts, accept the EULA, and select the management node image you want to download.
  2. From vSphere Web Client, create a VM by deploying the OVA.
    Note: The OVA download must be accessible to the vCenter Server.
  3. Power on the VM.
    Note: Allocate a static IP address for the management node or modify the host name from the management node UI: https://<mNode address>:442.