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Add a single VM or datastore to a resource group

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You can quickly add a single VM or datastore to any existing resource group managed by the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

About this task

You can add SAN and NAS datastores but not VSAN or VVOL datastores.

Steps
  1. In the VMware vSphere web client GUI, click Menu in the toolbar, and navigate to the VM or datastore that you want to add.

  2. In the left Navigator pane, right-click on the VM or datastore, select NetApp SnapCenter from the drop-down list, and then select Add To Resource Group from the secondary drop-down list.

    The system first checks that SnapCenter manages and is compatible with the storage system on which the selected VM is located and then displays the Add to Resource Group page. If the message SnapCenter Compatibility Error is displayed, then the selected VM is not compatible with SnapCenter and you must first add the appropriate storage VM to SnapCenter.

  3. In the Add To Resource Group page, select a resource group, and then click OK.

    When you click OK, the system first checks that SnapCenter manages and is compatible with the storage on which the selected VMs or datastores are located.

    If the message Selected virtual machine is not SnapCenter compatible or Selected datastore is not SnapCenter compatible is displayed, then a selected VM or datastore is not compatible with SnapCenter. See Manage compatibility check failures for more information.