Installing the SnapCenter Plug-in for Exchange silently from the command line

You should install Plug-in for Exchange from within the SnapCenter user interface. However, if you cannot for some reason, you can run the Plug-in for Exchange installation program unattended in silent mode from the Windows command line.

Before you begin


  1. Validate whether C:\temp folder exists on the plug-in host and the logged in user has full access to it.
  2. Download the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows from C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository.
    This path is accessible from the host where the SnapCenter Server is installed.
  3. Copy the installation file to the host on which you want to install the plug-in.
  4. From a Windows command prompt on the local host, navigate to the directory to which you saved the plug-in installation files.
  5. Enter the following command to install replacing the variables with your data:
    "snapcenter_windows_host_plugin.exe"/silent /debuglog"<Debug_Log_Path>" /log"<Log_Path>" BI_SNAPCENTER_PORT=<Num> SUITE_INSTALLDIR="<Install_Directory_Path>" BI_SERVICEACCOUNT=<domain\administrator> BI_SERVICEPWD=<password> ISFeatureInstall=HPPW,SCW,SCE

    For example, "C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository\snapcenter_windows_host_plugin.exe"/silent /debuglog"C:\HPPW_SCSQL_Install.log" /log"C:\temp" BI_SNAPCENTER_PORT=8145 SUITE_INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter" BI_SERVICEACCOUNT=domain\administrator BI_SERVICEPWD=password ISFeatureInstall=HPPW,SCW,SCE

    Note: All the parameters passed during the installation of Plug-in for Exchange are case sensitive.
    1. " /silent /debuglog"C:\Installdebug.log" /log"C:\temp" BI_SNAPCENTER_PORT=8145 SUITE_INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files" BI_SERVICEACCOUNT=demo\administrator BI_SERVICEPWD=Netapp1! ISFeatureInstall=HPPW,SCW
    Enter the following values for the variables:
    Variable Value
    /debuglog"<Debug_Log_Path> Specify the name and location of the suite installer log file, as in the following example: Setup.exe /debuglog"C:\PathToLog\setupexe.log".
    BI_SNAPCENTER_PORT Specify the port on which SnapCenter communicates with SMCore.
    SUITE_INSTALLDIR Specify host plug-in package installation directory.
    BI_SERVICEACCOUNT Specify SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows web service account.
    BI_SERVICEPWD Specify the password for SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows web service account.
    ISFeatureInstall Specify the solution to be deployed by SnapCenter on remote host.
  6. Optional: Monitor the Windows task scheduler, the main installation log file C:\Installdebug.log, and the additional installation files in C:\Temp.
  7. Optional: Monitor the %temp% directory to check if the msiexe.exe installers are installing the software without errors.
    Note: The installation of Plug-in for Exchange registers the plug-in on the host and not on the SnapCenter Server. You can register the plug-in on theSnapCenter Server by adding the host using the SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlet. After the host is added, the plug-in is automatically discovered.