SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere overview

The Plug-in for VMware vSphere is a host-side component of the NetApp storage solution. It provides a vSphere web client GUI on vCenter to protect VMware virtual machines (VMs) and datastores, and supports SnapCenter application-specific plug-ins in protecting virtualized databases and file systems on primary and secondary storage.

In addition to these major features, the Plug-in for VMware vSphere also provides support for iSCSI, Fibre Channel, FCoE, VMDK over NFS 3.0 and 4.1, and VMDK over VMFS 5.0 and 6.0.

For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT).

NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool

For information about NFS protocols and ESXi, see the VMware "vSphere Storage" documentation.

For information about SnapCenter data protection, see the Data Protection Guide for your plug-in.

For information about the SnapCenter architecture, features, and benefits, see the SnapCenter concepts documentation.