Manually Register NetApp VSC on Win2k12 R2

I was doing some lab work today when I ran across an issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 and the NetApp Virtual Storage Console 5.0 installation. It appears that the VSC 5.0 installation doesn’t work out of the box or is not supported on Windows 2012 R2 just yet. Regardless of what the reason is, let’s make it work.

Run the installation for the VSC as you normally would. Select your options as necessary.

vsc_manual_pic1You’ll notice through the installation that the install will hang and then provide a warning about manually opening the page for registering the VSC with vCenter Server.

vsc_manual_pic2Attempts to browse to the site will turn up nothing.

vsc_manual_pic3In the VSC 5.0 Admin guide there’s reference to manually registering the plugin with vSphere. You don’t have to do the entire procedure actually, you only need to perform a manual setup of the SSL certificate. You’ll first need to stop the following service:

vsc_manual_pic4Then you need to open an Administrative Command Prompt and run the following command:

vsc_manual_pic5vsc ssl setup –cn <insert vCenter Server FQDN>

This will bring up a prompt for a password for the keystore. By default, the first password is ‘changeit’. You need to enter your own password in the next prompt and you’ll be set.

vsc_manual_pic6You can no restart the service and attempt to register the plugin.

We should now be able to browse to the site and register the plugin with vCenter. ***Be sure to browse to ‘https://localhost:8141/Register.html’. Do not use a lowercase ‘R’ or you’ll get a 403 Forbidden page instead!***

vsc_manual_pic7Looks like we’re good to go.

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4 thoughts on “Manually Register NetApp VSC on Win2k12 R2

  1. “vsc ssl setup –cn ” not woked for me.
    “vsc ssl setup -generate-passwords worked” for me.

    But “https://localhost:8143/Register.html” was still not accessible (from local server).
    “https://:8143/Register.html” worked for me.

    • Edit:

      “vsc ssl setup –cn insert.vCenter.Server.FQDN” not woked for me.
      “vsc ssl setup -generate-passwords worked” for me.

      But “https://localhost:8143/Register.html” was still not accessible (from local server).
      “https://insert.Server.FQDN:8143/Register.html” worked for me.

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