Migrate from Windows-based SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

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If you are using the Windows-based SnapCenter VMware plug-in and want to use the features provided by the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere virtual appliance, you must deploy the virtual appliance and migrate your backup metadata.

Before you begin
  • Your backups of virtualized databases and filesystems must be integrated with SnapCenter.

  • If the SnapCenter server is a VM, then it is a best practice to take a VMware-based snapshot before upgrading.

  • Make sure the SnapCenter server is upgraded. See the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere Release Notes for information on supported upgrade paths.

About this task

There are four basic steps:

  1. Download the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere .ova file.

  2. Suspend backup jobs for the Windows-based SnapCenter VMware plug-in.

  3. Deploy the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere OVA.

  4. Migrate the Windows-based VMware backup metadata.

Steps
  1. Download the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere .ova file.

    1. Log in to the NetApp Support Site (https://mysupport.netapp.com/products/index.html).

    2. From the list of products, select SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere, then click the DOWNLOAD LATEST RELEASE button.

    3. Download the .ova file to any VM.

  2. Suspend backup jobs.

    Make sure that no backup jobs are running in the Windows-based SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

  3. Deploy the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere OVA.

    Because this is a new installation of the Linux-based SnapCenter VMware plug-in, follow the steps for deploying the OVA.

  4. Migrate the Windows-based VMware backup metadata.