Mounting napp-it NFS share in ESXi 6.5

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  1. 33_viper_33

    33_viper_33 Member

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    Hey all,

    Been a very busy couple years and I haven't had much time for my home server setup. Just trying to get some things working again.

    I have ESXi 6.5 running Openindiana and Napp-IT. There is a pool called Atlantis-NAS and a ZFS filesystem also called Atlantis-NAS. I had no problem mounting the NFS share in windows but can't get ESXi to mount it. I'm using the following settings:

    Name: AtlantisNAS
    NFS Server: IP Address (only to rule out DNS issues)
    NFS Share: Atlantis-NAS
    NFS 4
    Username: xxxx
    Password: xxxx

    I've tried changing the NFS Share to /Atlantis-NAS, /Atlantis-NAS/, /Atlantis-NAS/Atlantis/NAS, /Atlantis-NAS/Atlantis/NAS/. I also tried changing to NFS3. Non of these settings had any success.

    I was reading that virtual network adapter types could present issues... It is currently set as an E1000e.

    Can anyone spot any issues in my configuration?

    -V
     
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  2. gea

    gea Well-Known Member

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    Esxi 6.x supports NFS 3 and NFS 4.1
    OpenIndiana supports NFS 3 and NFS 4.0

    Everything is fine if you simply enable NFS in napp-it (NFS 3) and set permissions of the shared filesystem recursively to everyone@=modify with NFS in ESXi set to /poolname/filesystem (replace poolname and filesystem with yours). Hostname is not relevant as you use ip. If you need extra security either use the firewall or use a dedicated napp-it instance for VM storage on an internal switch.

    Napp-it on Solaris supports NFS 4.1
     
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  3. 33_viper_33

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    Thanks gea! I was using NFS4 as my primary. Using NFS3 with /poolname/filesystem worked like a champ.
     
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