Vmware NAS Mycloud

I need to setup a NAS with a MYCLOUD. When I try to mount I get an error.
Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESXi "23.32.34.23" failed.
NFS mount 192.168.1.105:/ failed: The mount request was denied by the NFS server. Check that the export exists and that the client is permitted to mount it.
An unknown error has occurred.
Starquest321Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you ping or use vmkping, to ping the NFS server ?
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Starquest321Author Commented:
It's pingable ;) Got Reply
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Using vmkping ?

because these IP Address

23.32.34.23
 192.168.1.105

what is the IP Address of the NAS?

Is it on the VMware HCL ?

Have you created a VMKernel Portgroup ?

What is the vendor, do you have the correct mount and export defined, and permissions on the NAS ?
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Starquest321Author Commented:
The internal IP address of the nad is the .105

I don't know what is VMware HCL . .but I simply connected it to the router and I can browse from a windows machine Chrome interface (stock with product)

WHat is a vmkernel portgroup

the vendor: WD My Cloud 4TB

How do I define mount and export?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, you need to look at the following video...

Video Tutorial - Adding an NFS Datastore to a VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi 4.x host server
http://andysworld.org.uk/2011/06/21/new-hd-video-adding-an-nfs-datastore-to-a-vmware-vsphere-esxesxi-4x-host-server/

This video, which I created, shows you how to define the VMKernel Portgroup which is required first, before you add a NFS datastore to ESXi.

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
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Starquest321Author Commented:
And just so I am pointed in the right direction:
My aim is to achieve NAS backups of the vmmachines ... and possible automate the process.
If I need anything else, please let me know.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm still checking if this NAS can be used for VMware ESXi.
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Starquest321Author Commented:
OK . . if not I need to return today.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you create your VMKernel Portgroup , e.g. watch the video ?
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Starquest321Author Commented:
Well...no point if nas not good. So I was waiting for you
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it supports NFS, it may work....

have you :-

enable root access for NFS

what have you used for the mount...

it should be...

/nfs/myshare (or whatever you have called it!)
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Starquest321Author Commented:
Do you know for sure it supports NFS? Because I don't want to waste time. I just need to return it quickly now.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if it is this.....

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1140#Tab3

I cannot find any reference, to NFS
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Starquest321Author Commented:
it is . . . but I found this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2247237

Is this the procedure I should use?
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Starquest321Author Commented:
So just to get this right . . I simply need ANY external storage that supports NFC as a NAS. Is this correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I could not see any details of NFS in the specifications.

If that is a procedure, that somebody has hacked, or put together, I would try it.

However, it may not work, and performance may be slow.

You should purchase something of this list:-

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
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Starquest321Author Commented:
Well that WD My Cloud was returned. Now I want to get a synology. I checked that hardware list . . but one issue: I noticed that most models are on there but the small office ones are not. Would they still work? For example:
synology 214

etc.?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We use Synology which are not on the list.

The DSM OS is the same for them all.

A much better choice.
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