Upgrading your plug-in packages

The plug-in packages are distributed as part of the SnapCenter upgrade. You can upgrade from 4.1 to 4.3 or later.

Before you begin

About this task

See the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere documentation for information about upgrading the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere Deployment Guide


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts > Managed Hosts .
  2. Upgrade the hosts by performing one of the following tasks:
    • If the Overall Status column displays Upgrade available for one of the hosts, click the host name and perform the following:
      1. Click More Options.
      2. Select Skip prechecks if you do not want to validate whether the host meets the requirements to upgrade the plug-in.
      3. Click Upgrade.
        Note: After upgrading SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, you must refresh the resources to view the Availability Group type, and you must also provide new values for Repeat everyoption for monthly schedules because the values of Repeat everyoption are not retained.
    • If you want to upgrade multiple hosts, select all the hosts, click , and then click Upgrade > OK .
    Note: All the plug-ins in the package gets selected, but only the plug-ins that were installed with the earlier version of SnapCenter are upgraded, and the remaining plug-ins are not installed. You must use the Add plug-ins option to install any new plug-in.
    If you have not selected the Skip prechecks check box, the host is validated to see if it meets the requirements to install the plug-in. If the minimum requirements are not met, appropriate error or warning messages are displayed. After fixing the issue, click Validate to re-validate the requirements.
    Note: If the error is related to disk space or RAM, you can update either the web.config located at C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter WebApp, or the PowerShell config files located at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\SnapCenter\ to modify the default values. If the error is related to remaining parameters then you must fix the issue, and then validate the requirements again.

After you finish

After the plug-in package is upgraded, bring the host out of maintenance mode by clicking Activate Schedule.