Create a NetApp HCC role in vCenter

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It is recommended that you create a NetApp HCC role in vCenter to manually add vCenter assets (controllers) or compute nodes (nodes) to the management node post installation, or to modify existing controllers or nodes.

This NetApp HCC role limits your management node services view to NetApp-only assets.

About this task
  • To create a new NetApp HCC role, you first set up a new user account in vCenter, create a NetApp HCC role, and then assign the user permissions.

  • For NetApp ESXi host configurations, you should update the NDE-created user account to the new NetApp HCC role:

    • Use this option if your NetApp ESXi host does not exist inside a vCenter host cluster

    • Use this option if your NetApp ESXi host exists inside a vCenter host cluster

  • You can configure a controller asset that already exists on the management node.

  • Use the new NetApp HCC role to add an asset or a compute node to the management node.

Create a new NetApp HCC role

Set up a new user account in vCenter, create a NetApp HCC role, and then assign the user permissions.

Set up a new user account in vCenter

Perform the following steps to set up a new user account in vCenter.

Steps
  1. Log into the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local or equivalent.

  2. From the Menu, select Administration.

  3. In the Single Sign On section, select Users and Groups.

  4. In the Domain list, select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain.

  5. Select Add User.

  6. Complete the Add User form.

Create a new NetApp HCC role in vCenter

Perform the following steps to create a new NetApp HCC role in vCenter.

Steps
  1. Select Edit Role, and assign the required permissions.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select Global.

  3. Select Diagnostics and Licenses.

  4. In the left navigation pane, select Hosts.

  5. Select Maintenance, Power, Storage partition configuration, and Firmware.

  6. Save as NetApp Role.

Assign user permissions to vCenter

Perform the following steps to assign the user permissions to the new NetApp HCC role in vCenter.

Steps
  1. From the Menu, select Hosts and Clusters.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select one of the following options:

    • The top level vCenter.

    • Your desired vCenter if you are in linked mode.

  3. In the right navigation pane, select Permissions.

  4. Select the + icon to add the new user.

    Add the following details in the Add permission window:

    1. Select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain

    2. Use the search to find the new user that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter.

    3. Select NetApp Role.

      Important Do NOT select Propagate to children.
      depicts the Add permission window

Assign user permissions to a NetApp host cluster

Perform the following steps to assign the user permissions to a NetApp host cluster in vCenter.

Steps
  1. In the left navigation pane, select the NetApp host cluster.

  2. In the right navigation pane, select Permissions.

  3. Select the + icon to add the new user.

    Add the following details in the Add permission window:

    1. Select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain.

    2. Use the search to find the new HCC user that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter.

    3. Select NetApp Role or Administrator.

    4. Select Propagate to children.

NetApp ESXi host configurations

For NetApp ESXi host configurations, you should update the NDE-created user account to the new NetApp HCC role.

NetApp ESXi host does not exist in a vCenter host cluster

If the NetApp ESXi host does not exist inside a vCenter host cluster, you can use the following procedure to assign the NetApp HCC role and user permissions in vCenter.

Steps
  1. From the Menu, select Hosts and Clusters.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select the NetApp ESXi host.

  3. In the right navigation pane, select Permissions.

  4. Select the + icon to add the new user.

    Add the following details in the Add permission window:

    1. Select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain.

    2. Use the search to find the new user that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter.

    3. Select NetApp Role or Administrator.

  5. Select Propagate to children.

NetApp ESXi host exists in a vCenter host cluster

If a NetApp ESXi host exists inside a vCenter host cluster with other vendor ESXi hosts, you can use the following procedure to assign the NetApp HCC role and user permissions in vCenter.

  1. From the Menu, select Hosts and Clusters.

  2. In the left navigation pane, expand the desired host cluster.

  3. In the right navigation pane, select Permissions.

  4. Select the + icon to add the new user.

    Add the following details in the Add permission window:

    1. Select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain.

    2. Use the search to find the new user that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter.

    3. Select NetApp Role.

      Important Do NOT select Propagate to children.
  5. In the left navigation pane, select a NetApp ESXi host.

  6. In the right navigation pane, select Permissions.

  7. Select the + icon to add the new user.

    Add the following details in the Add permission window:

    1. Select vsphere.local or your LDAP domain.

    2. Use the search to find the new user that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter.

    3. Select NetApp Role or Administrator.

    4. Select Propagate to children.

  8. Repeat for remaining NetApp ESXi hosts in the host cluster.

Controller asset already exists on the management node

If a controller asset already exists on the management node, perform the following steps to configure the controller by using PUT /assets /{asset_id} /controllers /{controller_id}.

Steps
  1. Access the mnode service API UI on the management node:

    https://[management node IP]/mnode

  2. Select Authorize and enter the credentials to access the API calls.

  3. Select GET /assets to get the parent ID.

  4. Select PUT /assets /{asset_id} /controllers /{controller_id}.

    1. Enter the credentials created in account setup in the request body.

Add an asset or a compute node to the management node

If you need to manually add a new asset or a compute node (and BMC assets) post installation, use the new HCC user account that you created in Set up a new user account in vCenter. For more information, see Add compute and controller assets to the management node.