VM sharing

I am running vmware on my lab server and i want to create one data store which is on network like on my laptop not on local HDD, can someone please provide me the process.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If this is VMware vSphere (ESXi), the *ONLY* way this can be done, is if your Laptop, has a NFS Server running on it which is compatible with VMware vSphere (ESXi).

VMware vSphere (ESXi), no longer supports Windows Shares (CIFS).

So, what does you laptop run, Windows or Linux ?

You may want to have a look at these videos, for EE members, which are still relevant for ESXi 5.x/6.x.

Video Tutorial - Creating an NFS Datastore using Windows 2008 R2 for VMware vSphere ESX/ESX 4.x

Video Tutorial - Adding an NFS Datastore to a VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi 4.x host server
SM_exchangeAuthor Commented:
i am having windows
SM_exchangeAuthor Commented:
can u tell me how do i enable nfs on windows 8 laptop
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is it VMware vSphere (ESXi) you currently using to host VMs ?

To use NFS of Windows 8 which is a workstation OS, not a server, you would need to find and use some NFS Server software.

Maybe this....


I've not used this software, and what you are trying to do is not supported, and performance could be very poor.

Why do you want VMs on the Laptop ?

The best method to share VMs, would be to Export them.

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

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