Installing Netapp Virtual Storage Console

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In this tutorial I will be installing Netapp’s Virtual Storage Console 2.0.1 into VMware vCenter 4.1


Note: to be able to add controllers to Virtual Storage Console later on you must have the following options turned on in your Netapp Storage device.

options httpd.admin.enable on

options httpd.admin.access host=x.x.x.x (if you have multiple hosts accessing the filer over http you can seperate the IP addresses with a comma)

1. Double click the installer and you will be presented with the Install Wizard screen below. Click Next.

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2. Accept the license agreement and click Next.

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3. Select the options that you wish to install and click Next. Check the Resources section for PDF’s on the these various components.

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4. I will accept the default install location and click Next.

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5. There is a notification showing you the URL that is needed to register Virtual Storage Console with vCenter. This site will automatically pop up after the install has finished. Click Install.

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6. The install has now completed, click Finish and the Register page will pop up in your internet browser.

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7. Enter the ip address of the machine your on now and enter in all your vCenter information with a user name that has administrative access to vCenter. Click Register when you’re done. When you open vCenter you will notice the new plugin in Solutions and Applications – Netapp.

Installing Virtual Storage Console

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