VMware Lab 10: Accessing NFS Storage

In this lab, we will be adding a new datastore to our VCS.

We do this by going into the datastore tab on the training node.

But before we can do that we need to set it up on the VSIM

Using this guide https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2495188 I was able to create my NFS share.

Now I ran into a little trouble adding my NFS storage and I’ll talk about it while I explain the steps.

To create an NFS storage, create an NFS volume.

Once you have done that you need to create an export policy if you have not done so already and assign that to your datastore.

NOTE: setting client to makes it accessible to any Unix compatible machine.

then you go back to your VCS and create a datastore.

How do you find out what IP address your NTF is on?? well if you forgot, go to your VSIM and type in Network Interface Show.

Now, what issue did I face? When creating my NFS volume I changed it from Unix to NTFS… leave it alone!

And here is my added datastore.

Task 2: View NFS Storage Infomation

Here we will browse the datastore information.

Here we can see the space I made for my NFS. I have no idea what size it needs to be but 10GB should be fine for now.

And here we can see what host is attached to this NFS share.

Lab Complete.


This lab caused me a small issue because I changed the type from UNIX to NTFS and that would refuse my connection.

I ended up figuring out my mistake and quickly changed it which led to my lab success, and this also explains a lot to me and I am now confident in NFS creation on Data ONTAP.



Post Author: Nicholas Wilkinson

I am a 3rd year Networking Major in my IT BIT degree. I have a passion for Cloud Computing and IOT devices.

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