Setting up Run As credentials for the Plug-in for Windows

SnapCenter uses Run As credentials to authenticate users for SnapCenter operations. You should create Run As credentials for installing the plug-in package and additional Run As credentials for performing data protection operations on databases.

About this task

You must set up Run As credentials for installing plug-ins on Windows hosts. Although you can create Run As credentials for Windows after deploying hosts and installing plug-ins, the best practice is to create Run As credentials after you add SVMs, before you deploy hosts and install plug-ins.

Set up the Run As credentials with administrator privileges, including administrator rights on the remote host.

If you set up Run As credentials for individual resource groups and the username does not have full admin privileges, you must assign at least the resource group and backup privileges to the username.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Run As Credentials.
  3. Click New.
    The Run As Credentials window is displayed.
  4. In the Run As Credentials page, do the following:
    For this field… Do this…
    Run As name Enter a name for the Run As credentials.
    Username Enter the user name used for authentication.
    • Domain administrator or any member of the administrator group
      Specify the domain administrator or any member of the administrator group on the system on which you are installing the SnapCenter plug-in. Valid formats for the Username field are:
      • NetBIOS\UserName
      • Domain FQDN\UserName
    • Local administrator (for workgroups only)

      For systems that belong to a workgroup, specify the built-in local administrator on the system on which you are installing the SnapCenter plug-in. You can specify a local user account that belongs to the local administrators group if the user account has elevated privileges or the User Access control feature is disabled on the host system. The valid format for the Username field is: UserName

    Password Enter the password used for authentication.
    Authentication Select Windows as the authentication mode.
  5. Click OK.