Using SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere with multiple vCenter Servers

If you are using SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere in an environment with multiple vCenter Servers, you need to install and register one instance of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere for each vCenter Server so that there is a 1:1 pairing between the Plug-in for VMware vSphere and the vCenter Server.

If you are using SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere in an environment where multiple vCenter Servers are joined using vCenter Linked Mode or Enhanced Linked Mode, the same 1:1 pairing requirement applies between an instance of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere and each vCenter Server. In addition, each plug-in instance that is deployed on a vCenter Server in Linked Mode must be registered with one, and only one, SnapCenter Server.

After installing the Plug-in for VMware vSphere, you must create users and assign them to appropriate RBAC roles. The RBAC roles for the plug-in are different from the vCenter RBAC roles and are reconciled in a Linked Mode configuration.

When you are performing an operation that requires you to specify a vCenter Server, select the vCenter Server from the drop-down list. The default vCenter Server is always the first server in the drop-down list.

Attention: When you add a vSphere host to install the Plug-in for VMware vSphere, you can specify either the vCenter host IP address or the vCenter host FQDN name on the Plug-ins to install page in the wizard. However, for hosts in Linked Mode, you must specify either the vCenter host IP address for all the linked hosts, or specify the vCenter host FQDN name for all the linked hosts. In other words, you cannot specify the host IP address for one host in Linked Mode and then specify the host FQDN name for another host. When the Plug-in for VMware vSphere is not registered with the same type of vCenter host name in all the linked vCenter Servers, the Plug-in for VMware vSphere displays duplicate entries for storage systems.

For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT).

NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool