Deploying the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA

You should deploy the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) in your environment, and specify the required parameters, to be able to use the appliance.

Before you begin

About this task

If you are deploying a fresh installation of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, then VASA Provider is enabled by default. But in case of an upgrade from an earlier release of the virtual appliance, the state of VASA Provider is retained and you might need to enable VASA Provider manually.

Enabling VASA Provider for configuring virtual datastores

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Select Home > Host & Clusters.
  3. Right-click the required datacenter, and then click Deploy OVA template.
  4. Select the applicable method to provide the deployment file for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, and then click Next.
    Location Action
    URL Provide the URL for the .ova file for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
    Folder Select the .ova file for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA from the saved location.
  5. Enter the details to customize the deployment wizard.
    See Deployment customization considerations for complete details.
  6. Review the configuration data, and then click Next to finish deployment.
    As you wait for deployment to finish, you can view the progress of the deployment from the Tasks tab.
  7. Power on the virtual appliance virtual machine, and then open a console of the virtual machine running the virtual appliance.
  8. Verify that VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA services are running after the deployment is completed.
  9. If the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA is not registered with any vCenter Server, use https://appliance_ip:8143/Register.html to register the VSC instance.
  10. Log out and re-log in to the vSphere Client to view the deployed virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
    It might take a few minutes for the plug-in to be updated in the vSphere Client.
    Troubleshooting: If you cannot view the plug-in even after logging in, you must clean the vSphere Client cache.

    Cleaning the vSphere cached downloaded plug-in packages

After you finish

Note: If you are using ONTAP 9.6 or earlier, then to view the vVol dashboard, you must download and install OnCommand API Services. But for ONTAP 9.7 you do not require OnCommand API Services to be registered with VASA Provider.

Registering OnCommand API Services with the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA