SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins overview

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You can develop custom plug-ins for applications that you use and then use SnapCenter to backup, restore, or clone these applications. Like other SnapCenter plug-ins, your custom plug-ins act as host-side components of the NetApp SnapCenter Software, enabling application-aware data protection and management of resources.

When Custom Plug-ins are installed, you can use SnapCenter with NetApp SnapMirror technology to create mirror copies of backup sets on another volume and use NetApp SnapVault technology to perform disk-to-disk backup replication. The Custom Plug-ins can be used in both Windows and Linux environments.

Note SnapCenterCLI does not support SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins commands.

NetApp provides the Storage plug-in to perform data protection operations of the data volume on the ONTAP storage using the custom plug-in framework built into SnapCenter.

You can install the custom plug-in and storage plug-in from the Add Host page.

NetApp also provides MySQL, MAXDB, DB2, SYBASE, DPGLUE, MongoDB, ORASCPM, and PostgreSQL custom plug-ins. These plug-ins can be downloaded from the NetApp Storage Automation Store.

Note SnapCenter support policy will cover support for SnapCenter custom plug-in framework, core engine, and the associated APIs. Support will not cover the plug-in source code and the associated scripts built on the custom plug-in framework.

You can create your own custom plug-ins by referring to Develop a plug-in for your application.