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.

About this task

vCenter high availability (VCHA) is not supported.


  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.
  5. Updating management services with NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control