Installing the Plug-in for VMware vSphere from a local host by using the installer GUI for the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows

You should install the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere from the SnapCenter GUI. If you cannot do so for some reason, you can install the Plug-in for VMware vSphere from a local dedicated host by using the installer GUI for the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows. This is the preferred standalone installment method because it installs the plug-in on the local Windows host and opens a link to register the plug-in with the specified vCenter.

Before you begin

Attention: This method is supported only for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere and only for installing on a dedicated host, not for installing on the SnapCenter Server host. You cannot use this method to install other plug-ins.

Steps

  1. On the SnapCenter Server host, navigate to C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository, copy the snapcenter_windows_host_plugin file, and then paste the file on the local host where you want the Plug-in for VMware vSphere to be installed.
    The SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows includes the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
  2. On the local host, double-click the .exe file to start the installer wizard for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
    After successful installation, the installer opens a page to register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with vCenter. The installer uses the link https://<SCV IP>:8144/scbr/register.html to access the registration page. <SCV IP> is the IP address of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
  3. Specify the vCenter Server information that is required on the page to register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with vCenter:
    For this field… Do this…
    Host name or IP Address Specify the IP address of the vCenter Server that the Plug-in for VMware vSphere should communicate with.
    Port 443
    User name Type the vCenter administrator name that SnapCenter Server uses to log in to vCenter.
    Password Type the vCenter administrator login password.
  4. Click Register.
  5. Log on to vCenter to configure the Plug-in for VMware vSphere for the SnapCenter Server.
  6. In the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter, in the left navigation pane, click Settings > Configure SnapCenter Server , and then specify the information that is required on the Configure SnapCenter Server page:
    For this field… Do this…
    Server Type the IP address of the SnapCenter Server.
    Note: If the SnapCenter Server is on a host that is configured for Microsoft Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB), then you must enter the NLB cluster IP address.
    Port Type the SnapCenter Server HTTPS port that is used to communicate with vCenter.

    The default port is 8146.

    Domain/Username Type the SnapCenter administrator name that the vCenter Server uses to log on to SnapCenter.
    Password Type the SnapCenter logon password.
  7. Click Confirm.
    You can monitor the job status in the SnapCenter GUI by clicking Monitor in the left navigation pane.

    You can check the overall status of the host in the SnapCenter GUI by clicking Hosts in the left navigation pane.