I have figured out how to attached to an NFS share on our NAS. Currently I have one of my ESXI host attached to it as a data store. My intention of doing this was trying to speed up the process of exporting VMs to OVF as a simple no nonsense way of backing up VMs. Doing this in the traditional way has always been ultra slow. IE, export using vCenter from the host to a shared network drive attached to the vCenter server. This goes at a rate of 5 mbs over a 1 gbps switch which is USB 2 speeds.
So what I was hoping I could do, was export to OVF and then pick newly attached NFS data store, and that the export speed would be much faster...but it seems the export GUI does not give the the option of interacting with host level storage.
So hopefully my reasons for doing this are clear. Is there a way to do what I have outlined above?
Thanks very much for your help:-)