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Install XCP SMB

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Note There is no option to upgrade; reinstall XCP to replace any existing version.

System Requirements

Item Requirement


64-bit Intel or AMD server, minimum 4 cores and 32 GB RAM

Operating System & Software

Windows 2012 R2 or above. For supported Microsoft OS versions, see the Interoperability Matrix Tool.

Visual C++ 2017 redistributable must be installed on the XCP host.

Special Requirements

The source storage system, XCP host, and the target ONTAP system must be part of same Active Directory domain


20 MB of disk space for the XCP binary and at least 50 MB of disk space for the logs that are stored in the C:\NetApp\XCP directory

Supported Protocol Version

All SMB protocol versions

Supported browser (File Analytics only)

Refer to the IMT matrix for all supported browser versions for XCP File Analytics.

XCP SMB Microsoft VC++ Redistributable installation

Follow these steps for the VC++ redistributable installation.

  1. Click VC++ 2017 redistributable to download the executable to your default downloads folder.

  2. To start the installation, double click the installer. Accept the terms and conditions and select Install.

  3. When the installation is complete, restart the Windows client.

XCP SMB Initial Setup Procedure

Follow these steps to perform the initial setup of XCP SMB.

  1. Download the license and the XCP SMB binary NETAPP_XCP_<version>.tgz on a Windows client.

  2. Extract the NETAPP_XCP_<version>.tgz file.

  3. Copy the xcp.exe file to your Windows C: drive, this binary is available inside NETAPP_XCP_<version>\xcp\windows after you extract the tgz file.

  4. Verify that the C:\NetApp\XCP path is available on the system from a previous version of XCP.
    If C:\NetApp\XCP is available, activate XCP by using the xcp.exe activate command and proceed with data migration.

    If C:\NetApp\XCP is not available, the system creates the XCP host configuration directory and files it at C:\NetApp\XCP when you run the xcp.exe activate command for the first time. The xcp.exe activate command fails and creates an error message asking for a new license.

    C:\>xcp.exe activate
    (c) yyyy NetApp, Inc.
    License file C:\NetApp\XCP\license not found.
    Register for a license at
  5. Copy the license to the newly created folder C:\NetApp\XCP:

    C:\>copy license c:\NetApp\XCP
            1 file(s) copied.
  6. Activate XCP:

    C:\>xcp.exe activate
    XCP SMB; (c) yyyy NetApp, Inc.;
    XCP activated