Upgrading your plug-in packages

The plug-in packages are distributed as part of the SnapCenter upgrade.

Before you begin

About this task

For information about upgrading the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere, see the NetApp Data Broker SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere documentation.

Deployment Guide for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere


  1. In the left navigation pane, select Hosts > Managed Hosts.
  2. Select the host that for which you want to upgrade the plug-in.
  3. Upgrade the host by performing one of the following tasks:
    • If the Overall Status column displays Upgrade available, click the host name and perform the following:
      1. Click More Options.
      2. Select Skip prechecks if you do not want to validate whether the host meets the requirements to upgrade the plug-in.
      3. Click Upgrade.
        Note: After upgrading SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, you must refresh the resources to view the Availability Group type and you must also provide new values for "Repeat every"option for monthly schedules because the values of "Repeat every"option are not retained.
    • If the Overall Status column does not display Upgrade available, click and then click Upgrade > OK.
    Note: All the plug-ins in the package gets selected, but only the plug-ins that were installed with the earlier version of SnapCenter are upgraded and the remaining plug-ins are not installed. You must use the Add plug-ins option to install any new plug-in.
    If you have not selected the Skip prechecks check box, the host is validated to see if it meets the requirements to install the plug-in. If the minimum requirements are not met, appropriate error or warning messages are displayed. After fixing the issue, click Validate to re-validate the requirements.
    Note: If the error is related to disk space or RAM, you can either update the web.config located at C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter WebApp or PowerShell config files located at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\SnapCenter\ to modify the default values. If the error is related to remaining parameters you must fix the issue and then validate the requirements again.

After you finish

After the plug-in package is upgraded, bring the host out of maintenance mode by clicking Activate Schedule.