I don't know if the roles missing from the appliances are relevant at this point but I can't even get far enough into the VSC plugin in the web console to even add an appliance!
So, there are two things I believe I need:
What do I need to do to get the menus to appear in the Web Console so I can add appliances and then configure/manage them
What do I need to do with the RBAC, either using the GUI or the CLI, to get the required roles created
In the RBAC GUI, I specify "VSC for VMware" however it only goes as far as v5.0. There is no entry for 6.x
It asks me to specify a Group, Role and User but I am unsure as to what to put in these fields to associate the required privileges on the NetApp appliance with the roles on vCenter. I tried setting the Group to "Administrators", Role to "VSC Administrator" and User to "administrator" on our test SAN. This created 3 new roles "VSC Administrator.2", "VSC Administrator.3" and "VSC Administrator.4" however they all have different capabilities. It also produced an error in the GUI "Command failed: Could not modify group <Administrators>. Error: Invalid role name"
If anyone has been through this config and can give me any guidance, it would be much appreciated.
I was accessing the plugin from the Web Client, thanks. It turns out the rights to use the plugin had only been applied to the local administrator and not the AD account used to install it.
I logged in as the local administrator firstname.lastname@example.org" and applied the "VSC Administrator" role to our AD admin group which fixed the problem. When I logged back in as myself, I was able to view the menus and all appliances had been discovered.
On the RBAC side of things, I logged a ticket with NetApp Support and they explained that because I was using the root account to connect to the appliances, it would automatically be given the correct capabilities on each Filer. You only need to create downloevel RBAC roles on the filers if you plan to restrict access to lower level roles.