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Register SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere with SnapCenter Server

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If you want to perform application-over-VMDK workflows in SnapCenter (application-based protection workflows for virtualized databases and file systems), you must register SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere with the SnapCenter Server.

If you are a SnapCenter user and you upgraded to SnapCenter 4.2 and migrated your application-over-VMDK backups to SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware, the migration command automatically registers the plug-in.

Before you begin
  • You must be running SnapCenter Server 4.2 or later.

  • You must have deployed and enabled SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

About this task
  • You register SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere with SnapCenter Server by using the SnapCenter GUI to add a “vsphere” type host.

    Port 8144 is predefined for communication within the SnapCenter VMware plug-in.

    You can register multiple instances of SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere on the same SnapCenter Server 4.2 to support application-based data protection operations on VMs. You cannot register the same SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere on multiple SnapCenter Servers.

  • For vCenters in Linked Mode, you must register the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere for each vCenter.

Steps
  1. In the SnapCenter GUI left navigation pane, click Hosts.

  2. Verify that the Managed Hosts tab is selected at the top, then locate the virtual appliance host name and verify that it resolves from the SnapCenter Server.

  3. Click Add to start the wizard.

  4. On the Add Hosts dialog box, specify the host you want to add to the SnapCenter Server as listed in the following table:

    For this field… Do this…

    Host Type

    Select vSphere as the type of host.

    Host name

    Verify the IP address of the virtual appliance.

    Credential

    Enter the username and password for the SnapCenter VMware plug-in that was provided during the deployment.

  5. Click Submit.

    When the VM host is successfully added, it is displayed on the Managed Hosts tab.

  6. In the left navigation pane, click Settings, then click the Credential tab, and then click Error: Missing Graphic Image Add to add credentials for the virtual appliance.

  7. Provide the credential information that was specified during the deployment of SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

    You must select Linux for the Authentication field.
After you finish

If the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere credentials are modified, you must update the registration in SnapCenter Server using the SnapCenter Managed Hosts page.