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Unable to mount NFS share after ESXi 4.1 upgrade

m having a problem adding nfs storage to esxi 4.1 from vsphere client.

previous to 4.1 upgrade there was no issue.

here is what im inputtings


folder /VMWare


Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNASDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESXi "" failed.

Operation failed, diagnistics report: Unable to complete Sysinfo operation. Please see the VMkernel log file for more details.

my esxi host is at

I dont know how to view the vmkernal log referenced

NAS is WD Worldbook

I have checked on case of share name as well

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ensure that you can ping the the NFS host via vmkping command to ensure that it's not a network issue
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i am able to ping my NAS device ( from the ESXi host
check the logs on the WD drive if it has any.  Since the device is not on the VMWare HCL it may not work with the new version.
that sucks if its not compatible seeing how it worked fine with ESXi ver 4.0

no logs seen on NAS to indicate what issue is

i think ill just move over to xenserver since it seems like their free version has more features
if you cannot ping the WD Worldbook NAS from the ESXi host, this could be an issue.
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here's the NFS (WD Worldbook) added to an ESXi 4.1 host.

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don't believe everything on the HCL, it just means that VMware have not tested it.

and therefore, you might find it difficult obtaining a support from the VMware channels.

We've got loads of x-production kit, that worked with ESX 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 that works with ESX 4.1.

Network cards, Servers, HBAs, SANs etc

It's not supported by VMware, but then again there's some hardware on the HCL, that doesn't work with 4.1 either! (but that's another question!)
yes, simply adding /nfs fixed my issue.  Thanks!