ipnnn2000
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Windows 2012 NFS sharing for esxi 6.5 not allow to create VM.

The NFS storage has successfully mounted, from Datastores to browse and create new folder has no error. But only when creating a new VM machine it show an error as below. 

Failed - Unable to load configuration file '/vmfs/volumes/***/New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine.vmx'.

Errors

 

  • Unable to load configuration file '/vmfs/volumes/***New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine.vmx'.
  • An error occurred while writing dictionary file "/vmfs/volumes/***/New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine.vmx": 16 (Device or resource busy)

Appreciate any advice, thanks!

 

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PierluigiCastel
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On the Win Srv 2012, verify the permissions on the NFS Folder.
So, right-clicked the 
NFS folder, clicked Properties, selected the NFS Sharing tab, clicked the Manage NFS Sharing button, checked the Share this folder check box, clicked the Permissions button, then verify:
1) if all esxi hosts are listed, otherwise add it (if is a Lab, allow all)
2)all listed hosts, have read-write as type and 
Allow root access is checked

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continuum
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I see that quite regularly - most of the times it is no real error at all and just means that the webinterface is reaching its limits ...
Sorry for anthropomorphizing the webinterface - but sometimes that guy just needs a break and a restart ...
Thats about 6.5 mostly .... just have some patience ...

 

 


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ipnnn2000
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I have tested from win2012 to allow all client access, and Allowed root access. But still same.

The NFS is using 4.1.

I have also tested from another win2012 created another testing NFS share, but still the same.

I use an old NAS to create an NFS 3 test it worked without an issue.

Where should I check?

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ipnnn2000
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Not only create a new VM, but even I migrate a VM into this NFS volume it also has the error:

..Status The virtual disk is either corrupted or not a supported format.

 

 

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ipnnn2000
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I have tried upgrading esxi 6.5 to 6.7 and using a fresh Windows 2019 as NFS server but still same. likely the problem is common, I really wonder no one has this same issue? 

 

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PierluigiCastel
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Is windows Server a physical machine or a vm?

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ipnnn2000
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Hi PierluigiCastel

Windows Server also running as a VM.

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goldeneye_007
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Did you ever get a resolution to this?

I am running into this issue today.

.I am on 7.0.2u2a and working against a Windows 2012R2 NFS datastore.

I am able to use vCenter to upload files to that datastore but if you try to create a new VM on it, it bails with

Unable to load configuration file '/vmfs/volumes/***New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine.vmx'.

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ipnnn2000
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No. I use NFS3 to mount the volume then it works.

It defiantly not a solution.

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goldeneye_007
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I can confirm it works well if you select NFS3.

The NFS 4.1 implementation appears to be broken even up through 7.0.u2a.

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