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

If you want to install SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows on multiple hosts at one time, you can do so 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 plug-ins.

Steps

  1. Launch PowerShell.
  2. On the SnapCenter Server host, establish a session using the Open-SmConnection cmdlet, and then enter your credentials.
  3. Add the standalone host or the cluster to SnapCenter using the Add-SmHost cmdlet and the required parameters.

    The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the cmdlet and their descriptions can be obtained by runningGet-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can also refer to the Cmdlet Reference Guide.

    SnapCenter Software 4.2 Windows Cmdlet Reference Guide

  4. Install the plug-in on multiple hosts using the Install-SmHostPackage cmdlet and the required parameters.
    You can use the -skipprecheck option when you have installed the plug-ins manually and do not want to validate whether the host meets the requirements to install the plug-in.