Registering the NetApp Element VASA Provider

You must register the NetApp Element VASA Provider with vCenter so that vCenter is aware of VVol functionality on the cluster. Registering the VASA provider with vCenter is a one-time configuration task.

Before you begin

About this task

This procedure describes the steps available in version 6.7 of vSphere. Your vSphere user interface may differ slightly from what is described depending on the version of vSphere installed. For additional help, see VMware vCenter documentation.

Steps

  1. From vCenter Server, select Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Select a vCenter server to register the NetApp Element VASA Provider.
  3. Select Configure > Storage Providers.
  4. From Storage Providers, click the add icon.
    The New Storage Provider dialog box appears.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • VASA Provider name.
    • VASA Provider URL.
      Note: The VASA Provider URL is provided to you when you enable VVols in the vCenter Plug-in. It is also available in NetApp Element Configuration > Clusters if you click Actions for the cluster you are enabling and click Details.
    • Administrative account user name for the NetApp Element cluster.
    • Administrative account password for the NetApp Element cluster.
    • Click OK to add the VASA Provider.
  6. Approve the thumbprint of the SSL cert when prompted.
    The NetApp Element VASA Provider should now be registered with a status of Connected.
    Note: Refresh the storage provider, if necessary, to show the current status of the provider after registering the provider for the first time. You can also verify that the provider is enabled in NetApp Element Configuration > Clusters. Click Actions for the cluster you are enabling and click Details.