unable to write to NFS datastore
Posted on 2013-06-03
I have just cteated NFS datastores in vCenter 4.1. The datastores point to volumes on my Netapp filer runing Ontap 8.1.2
The problem I am having is that I am unable to write to the datastore. I did not tick the read only option when mounting the datastore.
When I try and create a VM on the datastore I get the following error:
"unable to access file [test] New Virtual Machine"
"test" is the name of my datastore. "New Virtual Machine" is the default name of the new VM i'm trying to create.
I have also tried uploading files to the "test" datastore. When trying to upload very small files I get "Error: No Permission" and when trying to upload larger file i get "I/O error occurred"
I have read that this problem could be caused by not setting the no route squash option so I added the "anon=0" parameter to the /etc/exports file on my filer but this didn't fix the problem.
I have previously been able to create a volume on my filer and mount it NFS to my ESX hosts through vCenter and write to it successfully. The only thing that has changed is that I have now enabled CIFS and registered the filer in my Domain.