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I can't attach a NFS datastore fom a netgear NAS to an ESXi 4.1 server

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I have a Netgear ReadyNAS 1100 NAS where I have set a NFS share so I can add a Datastore on my ESXi 4.1, I used the following instructions in their site: http://www.readynas.com/?p=3030

Every time I try to attach the NFS share through the GUI i get the following message: "Operation failed, diagnostics report: Unable to complete Sysinfo operation.  Please see the VMkernel log file for more details."

I have also tried through the SSH console by using the command:esxcfg-nas -a -o 10.0.0.10 -s /share/mynfs mynfs and I get the error:
"Connecting to NAS volume: mynfs
Unable to connect to NAS volume mynfs: Unable to complete Sysinfo operation. Please see the VMkernel log file for more details."

the Kernel log details are:

Aug 19 14:37:36 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:36.099 FFF6FB90 error 'App'] Failed to read header on stream TCP(local=127.0.0.1:60962, peer=127.0.0.1:0): N7Vmacore15S                   ystemExceptionE(Connection reset by peer)
Aug 19 14:37:47 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:47.099 2AAEFB90 verbose 'DvsManager'] PersistAllDvsInfo called
Aug 19 14:37:51 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:51.644 FFFB0B90 verbose 'Cimsvc'] Ticket issued for CIMOM version 1.0, user root
Aug 19 14:37:59 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:59.311 2AAA3B90 info 'TaskManager' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Task Created : haTask-ha-host-vim.host.DatastoreSystem.creat                   eNasDatastore-1124
Aug 19 14:37:59 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:59.312 FFFB0B90 info 'Hostsvc::DatastoreSystem' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Creating datastore test
Aug 19 14:37:59 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:59.312 FFFB0B90 verbose 'FSVolumeProvider' opID=993D2353-0000037C] AddNasVolume called
Aug 19 14:37:59 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:59.312 FFFB0B90 verbose 'FSVolumeProvider' opID=993D2353-0000037C] LookupVmfs: Cannot find VMFS volume with id <unset>,path, <unset>, or name test
Aug 19 14:37:59 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:37:59.312 FFFB0B90 verbose 'FSVolumeProvider' opID=993D2353-0000037C] LookupNasByName: Cannot find NasVolume with volume n                   ame test
Aug 19 14:37:59 vmkernel: 0:23:10:59.338 cpu0:5299)NFS: 149: Command: (mount) Server: (10.250.50.93) IP: (10.250.50.93) Path: (/esx) Label: (test) Options: (Non                   e)
Aug 19 14:38:29 vmkernel: 0:23:11:29.669 cpu2:5299)WARNING: NFS: 946: MOUNT RPCfailed with RPC status 13 (RPC was aborted due to timeout) trying to mount Serve                   r (10.250.50.93) Path (/esx)
Aug 19 14:38:29 vmkernel: 0:23:11:29.669 cpu2:5299)NFS: 160: NFS mount 10.250.50.93:/esx failed: Unable to connect to NFS server
Aug 19 14:38:29 vobd: Aug 19 14:38:29.727: 83489529043us: [esx.problem.vmfs.nfs.mount.connect.failed] Failed to mount to server 10.250.50.93 mount point /esx. E                   rror: Unable to connect to NFS server.
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.727 FFFB0B90 error 'FSVolumeProvider' opID=993D2353-0000037C] VmkCtl mount or ProcessNas failed: Unable to completeSysinfo operation.  Please see the VMkernel log file for more details.
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.727 2AA15B90 info 'ha-eventmgr'] Event 79 : Failed to mount to the server 10.250.50.93 mount point /esx. Unable to c                   onnect to NFS server
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.740 FFFB0B90 info 'App' opID=993D2353-0000037C] AdapterServer caught exception: 2a6fb460
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.740 FFFB0B90 info 'TaskManager' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Task Completed : haTask-ha-host-vim.host.DatastoreSystem.cre                   ateNasDatastore-1124 Status error
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.740 FFFB0B90 info 'Vmomi' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Activation [N5Vmomi10ActivationE:0x2a761010] : Invoke done [create                   NasDatastore] on [vim.host.DatastoreSystem:ha-datastoresystem]
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.740 FFFB0B90 verbose 'Vmomi' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Arg spec:
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: (vim.host.NasVolume.Specification) {
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    dynamicType = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    remoteHost = "10.250.50.93",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    remotePath = "/esx",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    localPath = "test",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    accessMode = "readWrite",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    type = "nfs",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    userName = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    password = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: }
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.741 FFFB0B90 info 'Vmomi' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Throw vim.fault.PlatformConfigFault
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: [2010-08-19 14:38:29.741 FFFB0B90 info 'Vmomi' opID=993D2353-0000037C] Result:
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: (vim.fault.PlatformConfigFault) {
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    dynamicType = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    faultMessage = (vmodl.LocalizableMessage) [
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:       (vmodl.LocalizableMessage) {
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:          dynamicType = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:          key = "com.vmware.esx.hostctl.default",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:          arg = (vmodl.KeyAnyValue) [
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:             (vmodl.KeyAnyValue) {
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:                dynamicType = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:                key = "reason",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:                value = "Unable to complete Sysinfo operation.  Please see the VMkernel log file for more details.",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:             }
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:          ],
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:          message = <unset>,
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:       }
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    ],
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    text = "",
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd:    msg = ""
Aug 19 14:38:29 Hostd: }
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You might check NFS versions on both the client (ESX) and server side (NetApp) and make sure they are both using the same version.. Probably want to use Version 3 as well from both.
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I have read about versioning, but I would not know where to change the version on the netgear or ESXi server, any thoughts?
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I'm not familiar with the Ready Nas, so I'm not sure.  ESX is probably using V3 by default.

If you nave access to the nfsstat command on either device, you can get the version in use from that.
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Guys, Unfortunately the answer was to set the static IP address to DHCP on the NAS so the DNS will auto populate, it does not make a damn bit of sense but it worked thanks to a VMware forum person named Joe who suggested I check on my DNS settings (Head scratching). you can check the thread here at:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1594676#1594676

thanks everyone.
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