Upgrade

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If you are using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere virtual appliance, you can upgrade to a newer release.

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

Upgrade from an earlier release of SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

If you are using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere virtual appliance, you can upgrade to a newer release.

Steps
  1. Download the upgrade .iso 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 SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere upgrade .iso file to any VM.

  2. Suspend backup jobs.

    1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client, click Resource Groups, then right-click a resource group and click Suspend *(or click *Resume).

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    2. In the confirmation box, click Yes to confirm.

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

If you are using the Windows-based SnapCenter VMware plug-in and want to use the new 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

If your backups of virtualized databases and filesystems are 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 upgrade .iso 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 upgrade .iso 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 SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere upgrade .iso file to any VM.

  2. Suspend backup jobs.

    In the SnapCenter GUI, suspend all jobs for 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.