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Upgrade the plug-in

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You can upgrade the NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server by following the steps described for your installation. NetApp Element vCenter plug-in 5.3 is available outside of Element and NetApp HCI releases as part of a management services bundle.

  • Beginning with Element Plug-in for vCenter 5.0, only VMware vSphere 8.0 and 7.0 are supported.

  • When you upgrade from Element Plug-in for vCenter 4.x to 5.x, the clusters already configured with the plug-in are lost because the data cannot be copied from a vCenter instance to a remote plug-in. You must re-add the clusters to the remote plug-in. This is a one-time activity when upgrading from a local to a remote plug-in.


To upgrade the plug-in, follow the instructions in the upgrade documentation for your product: