ESXi 5.1 cant connect to NetAPp

Posted on 2014-03-17
Last Modified: 2014-06-06
I am getting this error when attempting to connect from my ESX 5.1 to my netapp , I am using a standard switch and NFS

Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESXi X.X.x.232" failed.
NFS mount x.x.x.117:/vol/NFS_Storage failed: Unable to connect to NFS server.

what would then best log to look at for more info?

thanks !!!
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
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by:Steve M
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Was this esx server connected to this nfs storage before?

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no this is a brand new install

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paulsolov earned 500 total points
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Ensure that your vmkernel port can vmkping the  controller IP.

Also ensure that your exports on the nfs volume/datastore with read/write and root access to volume.

If you have VSC installed you can use this to create the datastore on the storage, it will create all the permissions for you
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thanks !!

 can you confirm that i have to use a separate subnet for the VMK for management and a separate subnet for the storage traffic ?
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you don't have to but it's best practice and you don't want unencrypted nfs traffic on your production network as anyone would be able to attach to your datastores.

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perfect , we will put it on another subnet


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