Updating the vCenter Plug-in registration for vCSA

You can update the vCenter Plug-in for a vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) using the registration user interface. The registration UI is available from the IP address for your cluster's management node.

Before you begin

About this task

You must change your registration for the vCenter Plug-in on every vCenter Server where you need to use the plug-in.


  1. Enter the IP address for your management node in a browser, including the TCP port for registration: https://[management node IP]:9443.

    The registration UI displays the Manage QoSSIOC Service Credentials page for the plug-in.

    Shows the registration utility for the plug-in
  2. Click vCenter Plug-in Registration.
    Shows the registration tab of the registration utility
  3. Click Registration Status, complete the necessary fields, and click Check Status to verify that the vCenter Plug-in is already registered and the version number of the current installation.
  4. Click Update Plug-in.
  5. Confirm or update the following information:
    • The IPv4 or IPv6 address or the FQDN of the vCenter service on which you will register your plug-in.
    • The vCenter Administrator user name.
      Note: The user name and password credentials you enter must be for a user with vCenter Administrator role privileges.
    • The vCenter Administrator password.
    • (For in-house servers/dark sites) A custom URL for the plug-in ZIP.
      Note: Most installations use the default path. You can click Custom URL to customize the URL if you are using an HTTP or HTTPS server (dark site) or have modified the ZIP file name or network settings. For additional configuration steps if you intend to customize a URL, see plug-in documentation about modifying vCenter properties for an in-house (dark site) HTTP server.
  6. Click Update.
  7. Optional: Click Registration Status, complete the necessary fields, and click Check Status to verify that the updated version of the plug-in is registered on the vCenter.
  8. (vCenter Plug-in 3.0 and earlier only) If you are updating from any vCenter Plug-in 3.0 or earlier, type the following commands from an SSH session on the vCSA as root account: # rm -rf /storage/vsphere-client/netapp-solidfire# reboot
    Note: This action removes the version 3.0.0 database prior to the installation of the new vCenter Plug-in in the vSphere Web Client. After completing the registration process, you need to add clusters again using the NetApp Element Configuration extension point.
  9. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as a vCenter Administrator.
    Note: This action installs the new plug-in updates and creates a new database. If the vCenter Plug-in icons are not visible from the vSphere main page, see documentation about troubleshooting the plug-in.
  10. Verify the version change in the About tab in the NetApp Element Configuration extension point.
    Note: The vCenter Plug-in contains online Help content. To ensure that your Help contains the latest content, clear your browser cache after upgrading your plug-in.