Setting up your Run As credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux

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 Linux hosts. You must set up the Run As credentials for the root user or for a non-root user who has sudo privileges to install and start the plug-in process.

Best Practice: Although you are allowed to create Run As credentials for Linux 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.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Run As Credentials.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the Run As Credentials page, enter the Run As account information:
    For this field… Do this…
    Run As name Enter a name for the Run As credentials.
    User name/Password Enter the user name and password that are to be used for authentication.
    • Domain administrator
      Specify the domain administrator 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

    Authentication Mode Select the authentication mode that you want to use.
    Use sudo privileges Select the Use sudo privileges check box if you are creating Run As credentials for a non-root user.
  5. Click OK.

After you finish

After you finish setting up the Run As credentials, you might want to assign Run As credential maintenance to a user or group of users on the My SnapCenter Assets page.