I have a Folder tree on my NAS4Free which is exclusively for ISO-Images. It has a NFS-share on it
Under ESXi 5.1, I created a new datastore using NFS and with IP-Adress 192.168.1.252; the path is /mnt/vStorage/SOFTWARE
This seems to work at first sight.
1. Using one of These ISOs as boot-CD for a new VM, the VM changes to the PXE-Environment without using the ISO-IMage. I am sure that the CD-Drive is connected.
1b. Copying the Image to a datastore local on ESXi, anything works fine.
2. After rebooting ESXi, the datastore pointing to an NFS-share is greyed out and listed in kursiv Letters.
Is there something more to consider ?