Installing the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows silently from the command line

You can install the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows locally on a Windows host if you are unable to install the plug-in remotely from the SnapCenter GUI. You can run the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows installation program unattended, in silent mode, from the Windows command line.

Before you begin


  1. Download the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows from your install location. For example, the default install path is C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository.
    This path is accessible from the host where the SnapCenter Server is installed.
  2. Copy the installation file to the host on which you want to install the plug-in.
  3. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you downloaded the installation file.
  4. Enter the following command, replacing variables with your data:
    "SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows.exe" /silent /debuglog "DirPath\LogFileName" ISFeatureInstall="SCW" BI_SDW_NG_DEST="InstallDirectory" BI_SERVICEACCOUNT=Domain\UserName BI_SERVICEPWD=Password BI_WEBSERVICE_PORT=808 PREFERRED_STORAGE_SYSTEM_NAME=PreferredSystemName LICENSE_TYPE_SERVER=1 LPSM_SERIALNUMBER="LicenseKey"

    Enter the following for each variable:

    Variable Description
    DirPath\LogFileName The location and name of the installation log file
    InstallDirectory The directory where you want to install the plug-in
    Domain\UserName The user account that Windows uses to run the plug-in

    This account must have the domain user with local administrator permissions on the Windows host.

    Password The password for the specified account
    PreferredSystemName The storage system name that the plug-in should use for management traffic
    LicenseKey The per-server license key

    Leave this field blank if you are using per-storage system licensing.

    "C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository\snapcenter_windows_host_plugin.exe"
    SUITE_INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter WebApp"

    The debuglog parameter includes the path of the log file for SnapCenter. Writing to this log file is the preferred method of obtaining troubleshooting information, because the file contains the results of checks that the installation performs for plug-in prerequisites.

    If necessary, you can find additional troubleshooting information in the log file for the SnapCenter for Windows package. Log files for the package are listed (oldest first) in the %Temp% folder, for example, C:\temp\.