ESX5 cannot start a read only vmdk with independent disk now... In ESX4, we can ln the vmdk (and the flat disk) to a RW filesystem and I can start the VM... but it can't work in ESX5 and it prompt error NBD_ERR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, any idea?
Anyone using Windows NFS service with ESX? Windows VSS provides a read only directory in their NFS for client to access snapshots. In ESX4, we can link (ln -s) the vmdk to RW area and then startup the snapshot VM with independent disk.