Registering the vCenter Plug-in with vCenter

You can deploy the vCenter Plug-in package in the vSphere Web Client by registering the package as an extension on vCenter Server. After registration is complete, the plug-in is available to any vSphere Web Client that connects to your vSphere environment.

Before you begin

About this task

You must register the vCenter Plug-in on every vCenter Server where you need to use the plug-in.
Note: The plug-in must be registered with each vCenter Server in a Linked Mode environment to keep MOB data in sync and to be able to upgrade the plug-in.
When a vSphere Web Client connects to a vCenter Server where your plug-in is not registered, the plug-in is not visible to the client.

Steps

  1. Enter the IP address for your management node in a browser, including the TCP port for registration: https://[management node IP]:9443.

    The registration UI displays the Manage QoSSIOC Service Credentials page for the plug-in.


    Shows the registration utility user interface
  2. Optional: Change the password for the QoSSIOC service before registering the vCenter Plug-in:
    1. Enter the following information:
      • Old Password: The current password of the QoSSIOC service. If you have not yet assigned a password, type the default password: solidfire
      • New Password: The new password for the QoSSIOC service.
      • Confirm Password: Enter the new password again.
    2. Click Submit Changes.
    Note: The QoSSIOC service automatically restarts after you submit changes.
  3. Click vCenter Plug-in Registration.
    Shows the registration tab of the registration utility
  4. Enter the following information:
    • The IPv4 address or the FQDN of the vCenter service on which you will register your plug-in.
    • The vCenter Administrator user name.
      Note: The user name and password credentials you enter must be for a user with vCenter Administrator role privileges.
    • The vCenter Administrator password.
    • (For in-house servers/dark sites) A custom URL for the plug-in ZIP.
      Note: Most installations use the default path. You can click Custom URL to customize the URL if you are using an HTTP or HTTPS server (dark site) or have modified the ZIP file name or network settings. For additional configuration steps if you intend to customize a URL, see plug-in documentation about modifying vCenter properties for an in-house (dark site) HTTP server.
  5. Click Register.
  6. Optional: Click Registration Status.
  7. Optional: Enter the following information:
    • The IPv4 address or the FQDN of the vCenter service on which you are registering your plug-in
    • The vCenter Administrator user name
    • The vCenter Administrator password
  8. Optional: Click Check Status to verify that the new version of the plug-in is registered on the vCenter Server.
  9. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as a vCenter Administrator.
    Note: This action completes the installation in the vSphere Web Client. If the vCenter Plug-in icons are not visible from the vSphere main page, see documentation about troubleshooting the plug-in.