Prerequisites for using the SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins

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Before you use SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins, the SnapCenter administrator must install and configure the SnapCenter Server and perform the prerequisite tasks.

  • Install and configure SnapCenter Server.

  • Log in to SnapCenter Server.

  • Configure the SnapCenter environment by adding storage system connections and creating credentials, if applicable.

  • Add hosts, and install and upload the plug-ins.

  • If applicable, install Java 1.7 or Java 1.8 on the plug-in host.

  • If you have multiple data paths (LIFs) or a dNFS configuration, you can perform the following using the SnapCenter CLI on the database host:

    • By default, all the IP addresses of the database host are added to the NFS storage export policy in storage virtual machine (SVM) for the cloned volumes. If you want to have a specific IP address or restrict to a subset of the IP addresses, run the Set-PreferredHostIPsInStorageExportPolicy CLI.

    • If you have multiple data paths (LIFs) in SVMs, SnapCenter chooses the appropriate data path (LIF) for mounting the NFS cloned volume. However, if you want to specify a specific data path (LIF), you must run the Set-SvmPreferredDataPath CLI. 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 Command Reference Guide.

  • Set up SnapMirror and SnapVault, if you want backup replication.

  • Ensure that port 9090 is not used by any other application on the host.

    Port 9090 must be reserved for use by SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins in addition to the other ports required by SnapCenter.