Join an existing VMware vSphere deployment
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Configure NetApp HCI to take advantage of an existing vSphere deployment by providing the vCenter Server network information and credentials.
If you are joining an existing vSphere 6.7 deployment, make sure vCenter Server is running version 6.7 Update 1.
If you are joining an existing vSphere 6.5 deployment, make sure vCenter Server is running version 6.5 Update 2 or later.
Obtain the network details and administrator credentials for your existing vSphere deployment.
If you join multiple vCenter Server systems that are connected using vCenter Linked Mode, NetApp HCI only recognizes one of the vCenter Server systems.
|Using the NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server to manage cluster resources from other vCenter Servers using vCenter Linked Mode is limited to local storage clusters only.|
Click Join and extend an existing vSphere deployment.
Enter the domain name or IP address in the vCenter Server Domain Name or IP address field.
If you enter a domain name, you also need to enter the IP address of an active DNS server in the DNS Server IP Address field that appears.
Enter the credentials of a vSphere administrator in the User Name and Password fields.