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
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SM_exchangeAuthor Commented:
i am having windows
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SM_exchangeAuthor Commented:
can u tell me how do i enable nfs on windows 8 laptop
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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....

http://freenfs.sourceforge.net/

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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