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DiviAlcatel
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Why ESXi do not create same NFS ID as ESX for same Datastore ?

Hello,

In my environment I have both ESX and ESXi (4.0 U2) connected to vCenter (4.1)

I found something strange in my environment which result in a failure to load VMs.

When I create an NFS datastore in ESX, it creates in /vmfs/volumes a link to this datastore with an ID (ie : fabc42ce-b4aa5fac)

When I create an NFS datastore in ESXi, it creates in /vmfs/volumes a link to this datastore with another ID (ie : 45c02564-e2adc9c4)

but in both cases, alias (name of datastore) is identical.

I also use Lab Manager which use linked clone and refer some parent path to VM, but when I deploy from ESX or ESXi, I cannot deploy it and have an error (Requested file "" not found.) because ESX or ESXi refer to different datastore IDs.

Is there a way to get same Ids for the same datastore created in either ESX or ESXi ? aliases (are the same, but IDs are differents)

Regards

Divi

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DiviAlcatel
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Found, thanks to VMware support Smiley Happy

in fact in ESX datastore where mapped using IP address and in ESXi datastore was created with FQDN.

in ESX/ESXi use "esxcfg-nas -l" command to found out how they were created.

Divi

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