Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

2. Storage > 2.11. Creating a Port to Access NFS Datastores

2.11. Creating a Port to Access NFS Datastores

Problem

You want to hook a Network File System (NFS) file share up to an ESX Server.

Solution

Create a VMkernel port to allow ESX to communicate with NFS.

Discussion

Although a lot of larger ESX environments use Fibre Channel or iSCSI, ESX also supports the use of NFS. As with software-based iSCSI, you will need to create a VMkernel on the ESX Server for NFS traffic to pass over. It is recommended that you configure the VMkernel to use a dedicated network, but you can configure it on an existing network if necessary. Here are the steps:

  1. Log into vCenter Server and select the server from the inventory list.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint