Review installation and upgrade requirements
Before installing or upgrading the SANtricity Storage Plugin for vCenter, review the installation requirements and upgrade considerations.
You can install and configure the Storage Plugin for vCenter on a Windows host system. Plugin installation includes the following requirements.
For more information on compatibility, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.
You can install only one instance of Storage Plugin for vCenter on a Windows host and can only register it to one vCSA.
Storage Plugin for vCenter requires adequate space for execution and logging. Make sure that your system meets the following available disk space requirements:
The Storage Plugin for vCenter is a free, standalone product that does not require a license key. However, applicable copyrights and terms of service apply.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware that the plugin must be unregistered from the vCSA prior to the upgrade.
During the upgrade, most of the plugin's previous configuration settings are preserved. These settings include user passwords, all discovered storage systems, server certificates, trusted certificates, and server runtime configuration.
The upgrade process does not preserve the vcenter.properties files, so you must unregister the plugin prior to the upgrade. Once the upgrade is successful, you can then register the plugin again to the vCSA.
All SANtricity OS files previously loaded in the repository are removed during the upgrade.