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Upgrade your vSphere components for a NetApp SolidFire storage system with the Element Plug-in for vCenter Server

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When you upgrade the VMware vSphere components of your SolidFire Element storage installation, there are some additional steps you will need to take for systems with Element Plug-in for vCenter Server.

Steps
  1. For vCSA upgrades, clear QoSSIOC settings in the plug-in (NetApp Element Configuration > QoSSIOC Settings). The QoSSIOC Status field displays Not Configured after the process is complete.

  2. For vCSA and Windows upgrades, unregister the plug-in from the vCenter Server with which it is associated using the registration utility.

  3. Upgrade vSphere, including vCenter Server, ESXi, VMs, and other VMware components.

  4. Register the Element Plug-in for vCenter Server again with vCenter.

  5. Add clusters using the plug-in.

  6. Configure QoSSIOC settings using the plug-in.

  7. Enable QoSSIOC for all datastores controlled by the plug-in.

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