Preparation to install the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server

The SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server installer consists of third-party and NetApp packages. You can also upgrade, repair, or remove the packages using the installer.

Third-party packages

Following are the third-party packages:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package (x86)

    This installs runtime components that are required to run C++ applications built with Visual Studio 2012.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 CLR Types (x64)

    This is part of the Microsoft SQL Server Feature Pack but also is a stand-alone software that can be installed separately. The SQL Server System CLR Types package contains the components implementing the new geometry, geography, and hierarchy ID types in SQL Server 2016. You can install this component separately from the server to allow client applications to use these types outside of the server.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Management Objects (x64)

    This is a collection of objects that are designed for programming all aspects of managing Microsoft SQL Server. This object model works with SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, and SQL Server 2016. It is included in all SQL Server editions, including the Express Edition and requires Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types.

The SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server requires all these packages to perform backup, restore, and recovery operations for SQL databases running on NetApp storage systems.


The following must have already been installed: