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Creating an NFS datastore for VMware

You can use the Create NFS Datastore for VMware wizard in System Manager to create an NFS datastore for VMware. You can create a volume for the NFS datastore and specify the ESX servers that can access the NFS datastore.

Before you begin

The NFS service must be licensed.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), and click Storage.
  3. In the Storage window, click Provision Storage for VMware.
  4. In the Create NFS Datastore for VMware wizard, type or select information as requested by the wizard.
  5. Confirm the details and click Finish to complete the wizard.