I have three new ESX servers managed by VSCA Essentials plus license. I could not share data store from old server for backing up data as it could not be added to vcenter (it is already serving three hosts)
Now I am trying to install openfiler to use old server as NAS but it does not allow me to create large volume during the time of installation. Perhaps, it will allow me to provision store from web interface.
What would be the best tool, if I would like publish storage device as NFS datastore (it keeps datastore more flexible for mounting in case of crashes). Although, I have netapps datastore in ISCSI for live datastore I would like keep NFS for backing up, but I am not sure which product is more efficient for publishing NFS datastore to ESX