Installing SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows on multiple remote hosts by using cmdlets

You can install the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows on multiple hosts simultaneously by using the Install-SmHostPackage PowerShell cmdlet.

Before you begin

You must have logged in to SnapCenter as a domain user with local administrator rights on each host on which you want to install the plug-in package.


  1. Launch PowerShell.
  2. From the Snap Creator Server command prompt, enter the following, and then enter your credentials: Open-SMConnection
  3. From the command prompt, enter the following: Install-SmHostPackage -skipprecheck
    Alternatively, you can enter the Install-SmHostPackage command and options. For example:
    Install-SmHostPackage -HostNames @("","") 
    -ApplicationCode SCSQL -FilesystemCode SCW -RunAsName SCSQLPlugin -Skipprecheck

    You can use the -skipprecheck option when you have already installed the plug-ins manually and you do not want to validate whether the host meets the requirements for installing the plug-in.

    The following prompts are displayed:

    Specifies the list of hosts on which you want to install the available plug-ins. If possible, you should use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) because SnapCenter relies on the proper DNS configuration. You must separate host names with a comma.
    Best Practice: NetApp recommends using quotation marks.
    Specifies the code of the plug-in that you want to install. To install the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, you should enter SCSQL.
    Specifies the code for one or more of the plug-in packages that you want to install. For the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, you should enter SCW.
  4. Enter your Run As credentials for remote installation.