Solved

Want to attach my NAS to VMware ESX 4.1 HOST via nfs to serve VMguest already on NAS.

Posted on 2010-11-17
2
2,040 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.
0
Comment
Question by:lawill5
2 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
bgoering earned 250 total points
ID: 34156952
See http://www.vladan.fr/enable-jumbo-frames-in-esxi-4/ for how to enable jumbo frames on your ESX host.

You might check http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=n5200installations&action=display&thread=2077 for some tips on presenting the LUNs for ESX. The thread is for 3.5 but contains good information and should work fine for 4.1. (I haven't used Thecus myself)

Once all that is done you should be able to go to configuration, storage, add storage, nfs and follow the wizard to add your storage.

Good Luck

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lawill5
ID: 34484766
We abandoned VMware for the time being, and are just now spinning it back up.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Teach the user how to install and configure the vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance Open vSphere Web Client: Deploy vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance OVA file: Verify vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance boots successfully: Connect to the …
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question