I've managed to configure a Server 2003 box with NFS and created a VMFS store pointing to it on one host.
However, I thought that NFS stores were "shared" stores, in that I should be able to connect multiple hosts (in this case, two) to the same store, for the storage of ISO's & Templates.
When trying to connect a second host, I'm getting an error which I'm presuming is because I'm using the passwd & group files from the first host (for username mapping etc. on the NFS box) which will be different to that on the second, even though users & passwords will be the same.
Am I trying to do something that isn't possible, or is there something I can do to get both hosts talking to the same NFS store?
Do you have IDE or SATA disks?
NOTE You cant store virtual machines on IDE or SATA drives. An ESX Server host must have
SCSI storage, NAS, or a SAN on which to store virtual machines.
Did you follow vi3_server_config.pdf specifications?
On chapter 6 ...
Configuring ESX Server to Access NFS Volumes
NFS requires network connectivity to access data stored on remote servers. Before
configuring NFS, you must first configure networking for VMotion and IP storage.
For information on configuring a network, see VMkernel Configuration on page 33.
If both ESX VMKernel ports are right configured and in the same subnet, I would try a Rescan in Storage Adapters section of your second ESX.
Because when you create a VMFS datastore on a storage where more than 1 ESX server have access to, when you do a rescan, all other ESX seeing that storage will see VMFS created before.
Thanks for the pointers which, although weren't the actual issue, triggered me to look in the right place.
It was actually because I hadn't enabled the NFS Client port on the firewall on the second host. Ticked it, tried again and connected no problem!
Thanks again all...