Installing the Plug-in for VMware vSphere from a local host silently from the command line

You should install the Plug-in for VMware vSphere from the SnapCenter GUI. If you cannot do so, you can use the command line on a local host to install the Plug-in for VMware vSphere. However, you must also manually register the plug-in with vCenter after the installation is completed.

Before you begin

About this task

This method is also used to perform independent, standalone installations of other plug-ins. Although you can install the Plug-in for VMware vSphere by using this method, it is more difficult because you must manually open the link to register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with vCenter after the installation is completed.

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. From a Windows command prompt on the local host, navigate to the directory where you pasted the snapcenter_windows_host_plugin file.
  3. Start the installation .exe file:
    “snapcenter_windows_host_plugin.exe"/silent /debuglog"DirPath\DebugLogFileName" /log"DirPath\InstallLogFileName" SUITE_INSTALLDIR="InstallDirectory" BI_SCV_PORT=8144 ISFeatureInstall=SCV

    Enter the following for each variable:

    Variable Description
    DirPath\DebugLogFileName The location and name of the plug-in prerequisite check log
    DirPath\InstallLogFileName The location and name of the installation log
    InstallDirectory The directory where you want to install the plug-in
    Example
    “snapcenter_windows_host_plugin.exe"/silent 
    /debuglog"c:\VSC\Add_Plugin_SCV.log" 
    /log"c:\VSC" SUITE_INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter" 
    BI_SCV_PORT=8144 ISFeatureInstall=SCV
  4. After successful installation, register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with vCenter by opening the https://<SCV IP>:8144/scbr/register.html link to access the registration page.
    <SCV IP> is the IP address of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
  5. Specify the vCenter Server information that is required on the page to register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with vCenter Server:
    For this field… Do this…
    Host name or IP Address Specify the IP address of the vCenter 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.
  6. Click Register.
  7. Log on to vCenter to configure the Plug-in for VMware vSphere for the SnapCenter Server.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.