Post-migration tasks after migrating a VSC host

After you migrate a VSC host to SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere, you must complete the post-migration cleanup and uninstallation tasks.

About this task

Attention: If you are using vCenter servers in Linked Mode or Enhanced Linked Mode, you must perform the following steps on each vCenter server.


  1. Assign new SCV roles to Active Directory users.
    The installation of SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere creates new SCV roles in vCenter.
    1. Log on to vCenter as the domain administrator.
      For example, log on as administrator@vsphere.local.
    2. In the left Navigator pane of the vCenter GUI, select vCenter Inventory Lists (or Global Inventory Lists in vCenter 6.5).
    3. In the left Navigator pane, select Resources > vCenter Servers.
    4. Right-click the vCenter server and select Add Permission from the drop-down menu.
    5. Assign the new SCV roles to users.
  2. Uninstall VSC from the host or upgrade to VSC 7.0 or later.
    If you no longer plan to use other VSC features, you must uninstall VSC after a successful migration of a VSC host.
    If you want to use VSC to perform VM management tasks other than backup and restore, then you must upgrade to VSC 7.0 or later virtual appliance. See the VSC documentation for details.
    1. On the VSC host, locate the program to be uninstalled.
      The program to be installed might have a file path similar to the following: Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features\NetApp Virtual Storage Console 6.2.1P1 for VMware vSphere
    2. Uninstall the VSC program by using the Windows Uninstall utility.
  3. Remove VSC roles from vCenter.
    You must delete the VSC roles because they cannot be used when SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere is installed.
    1. Log on to vCenter as the vSphere.local administrator.
      For example, log on as administrator@vsphere.local.
    2. Click (Home) and select Administrator (or Administration in vCenter 6.5), and then click Roles.
    3. Delete all the VSC roles.

After you finish

Next, you must restart the vCenter web client service.

Virtual Storage Console, VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vSphere Administration Guide for 7.2 release

SnapCenter Software 4.1 Windows Cmdlet Reference Guide