Want to attach my NAS to VMware ESX 4.1 HOST via nfs to serve VMguest already on NAS.
Posted on 2010-11-17
HP 585g5 with 2native and a Quad Gigabit Networking card. I have a private Development testing network where the HP 585g5 is 192.186.10 network. I have a NAS device that supports jumbo frames as well as it currently holds all of my VMimages that I plan to NFS mount to the ESX Host (585g5) that 192.168.13 network. Its a direct connect from the LAN port of the NAS to the 585g5.
Question: How do I set up my NAS via nfs mounting to the ESX host, then utilize my NAS as a datastore where my vmguest already live. VMware vSphere Client fails with a Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreatNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESX "192.168.10.xxx"failed.
Basically we've upgraded from VMware Workstation 7.1 on the 585g5 to VMware ESX 4.1 For modularity, we've kept our VMguest on the Thecus NAS device b/c it's space and support of NFS Jumbo Frames.