ESXI host and effects of NFS data-store going offline.

Ok so the title sounds obvious as to what would happen...badness, but in my case none of the hosts are actually running VMs off of this NFS data store, I just use it to copy and paste manual backups of VMs.

But I am wondering if the hosts would still freeze or crash if I took the NAS that is serving up this NFS store down for maintenance?  Only because the hosts are attached to it under the storage options.

Anyway, maybe a stupid question, but I just want to make sure.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Nothing should happen, other than the NFS datastore appear as inaccessible (offine), and all VMs if any registered with host would also be inaccessible.

NFS is more tolerant than an iSCS LUN!

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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
This is comforting.  Ok thanks a lot for this information:-)
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