Guidelines for using the IPv6 protocol

IPv4 is the default protocol when you register the Plug-in for VMware vSphere with SnapCenter Server and the vCenter Server. To enable IPv6 protocol support, you must add the enable.ipv6=true parameter in the scbr.override file.


Creating the scbr.override configuration file and enabling IPv6

  1. Stop the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere service.
  2. On the Plug-in for VMware vSphere host, go to C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\etc\scbr\scbr.override-template, and then copy the scbr.override-template file to a new file called scbr.override in the C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter\SnapCenter Plugin for VMware\etc\scbr directory.
  3. Uncomment and modify the required entries in the scbr.override file.

    To enable IPv6, add the enable.ipv6=true parameter.

  4. Unregister the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere extension from the vCenter mob (com.netapp.scvm.webclient and com.netapp.aegis).
  5. Restart the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere service.
  6. On the SnapCenter GUI, click Add/Update vCenter details.
  7. Check the Add/Update vCenter details box and enter the appropriate vCenter IP address and Run As credentials, then check the Update SnapCenter details box, and then click OK.
  8. Restart the vSphere Web Client service and log in to the vCenter.

Configuring a preferred Ethernet interface

If you want the registration to occur through a specific Ethernet interface, then you must add the interface to the scbr.override file using the name of the interface as the value in the parameter, as follows:

  • By default, when no other values are set in the scbr.override file, the first active interface is used.
  • To obtain the interface name, go to the command prompt and enter ipconfig /all, and then copy the description field of the Ethernet adapter you want to use.
  • The interface preference is only operative when the plug-in is registered with SnapCenter or vCenter and not during any other workflows.