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Install the SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins on Linux hosts by using the command-line interface

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You should install the SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins by using the SnapCenter user interface (UI). If your environment does not allow remote installation of the plug-in from the SnapCenter UI, you can install the custom plug-ins either in console mode or in silent mode by using the command-line interface (CLI).


  1. Copy the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux installation file (snapcenter_linux_host_plugin.bin) from C:\ProgramData\NetApp\SnapCenter\Package Repository to the host where you want to install the custom plug-ins.

    You can access this path from the host where the SnapCenter Server is installed.

  2. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you copied the installation file.

  3. Install the plug-in: path_to_installation_bin_file/snapcenter_linux_host_plugin.bin -i silent -DPORT=port_number_for_host -DSERVER_IP=server_name_or_ip_address -DSERVER_HTTPS_PORT=port_number_for_server

    • -DPORT specifies the SMCore HTTPS communication port.

    • -DSERVER_IP specifies the SnapCenter Server IP address.

    • -DSERVER_HTTPS_PORT specifies the SnapCenter Server HTTPS port.

    • -DUSER_INSTALL_DIR specifies the directory where you want to install the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux.

    • DINSTALL_LOG_NAME specifies the name of the log file.

    /tmp/sc-plugin-installer/snapcenter_linux_host_plugin.bin -i silent  -DPORT=8145 -DSERVER_HTTPS_PORT=8146 -DUSER_INSTALL_DIR=/opt -DINSTALL_LOG_NAME=SnapCenter_Linux_Host_Plugin_Install_2.log -DCHOSEN_FEATURE_LIST=CUSTOM
  4. Add the host to the SnapCenter Server using the Add-Smhost cmdlet and the required parameters.

    The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the command and their descriptions can be obtained by running Get-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can also refer to the SnapCenter Software Cmdlet Reference Guide.

  5. Log in to SnapCenter and upload the custom plug-in from the UI or by using PowerShell cmdlets.

    You can upload the custom plug-in from the UI by referring to Add hosts and install plug-in packages on remote hosts section.

    The SnapCenter cmdlet help and the cmdlet reference information contain more information about PowerShell cmdlets.