ESXi 5.0 NFS Problem

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-15
Hi, I have a ESXi box that has an Windows Server 2008R2 VM which has some NFS shares.  These shares were mounted as storage in ESXi.  Unfortunately, I made the mistake of changing the IP address of the Windows VM and now, not only have I lost access to those NFS shares, I also cannot mount or unmount the old shares.  Unfortunately, I don't know the old IP addess (I switch from DHCP to static IP).  I tried to list the shares in ESXi using the command esxcfg-nas -l, so I can manually unmount them, but I get an error which says it cannot resolve the hostname.  And anything I try to do to add a new NFS share gives me that same message - even if I try to add a share on another server with a different hostname.

Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:Hammer8
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    Accepted Solution

    just create a hosts file on the ESXi server or DNS entry for the hostname of the new IP Address of the NFS server.
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    Expert Comment

    On the ESXi host go to configuration/storage.  If you still have the links to the datastores there they should have an IP address that it was pointing to.  Better use IP versus hostaname I find as I've seeen strange resolution issues

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