Installing the NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server

For new installations, you can manually install the NetApp Element plug-in for vCenter Server by deploying a new management node and then registering the plug-in with a vCenter Server.


  1. Download and deploy the OVA for your NetApp HCI or NetApp Element software installation using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Register the plug-in with vCenter.
  3. Add storage clusters using the plug-in.
  4. Configure management node and QoSSIOC settings using the plug-in.