Installing the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux in silent mode or console mode

You can install the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux either in console mode or in silent mode by using the command-line interface (CLI).

Before you begin

About this task

You are required to provide the necessary installation information while installing in console mode, whereas in silent mode installation you do not have to provide any installation information.


  1. Download the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux from the SnapCenter Server installation location.
    The default installation path is C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository. This path is accessible from the host where the SnapCenter Server is installed.
  2. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you downloaded the installation file.
  3. Depending on your preferred mode of installation, perform one of the following step.
    Install mode Steps
    Console mode
    1. Run ./SnapCenter_linux_host_plugin.bin –i console
    2. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
    Silent mode Run ./SnapCenter_linux_host_plugin.bin -i silent -DPORT=8145 -DSERVER_IP=SnapCenter_Server_FQDN -DSERVER_HTTPS_PORT=SnapCenter_Server_Port -DUSER_INSTALL_DIR==/opt/custom_path
  4. Edit the file located at /var/opt/snapcenter/spl/etc/ to add SPL_ENABLED_PLUGINS=SCO,SCU, and then restart the SnapCenter Plug-in Loader service.

After you finish

The installation of the plug-ins package registers the plug-ins on the host and not on the SnapCenter Server. You should register the plug-ins on the SnapCenter Server by adding the host using the SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlet. After the host is added, the installed plug-ins are automatically discovered.