I have vm ware esx i and try mount a windows share to dump an vm image
I am use the following command
mount -t smbfs -o username=domainuser/domainname,password=password //windowserver/share /windows
and error mount: Mounting //apple/backup on /win failed: No such device
The windows share and esx i server are on the same subnet and there is no firewall between the machine.
I can also ping both ways
ESXi does not support mounting Windows shares. You can install Windows Services for UNIX and create an NFS share and mount the NFS share as a Datastore.
How to mount NFS share:
Type Alt+F1 to get console window.
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Generally I have mounted Windows shares from SC couple of times and got no issues. First I would check if you local mounting point (/windows or /win ???) exists and has apropriate permissions aplied. Check the name carefully as U*X systems are case sensistive. Your mount syntax suggests that your Windows machine is a member of domain. There are some GPO setting that prevents Linux from accessing shares. Although I'm not an expert on AD I heard of it several times. As a last resort I'd try mounting share from "clean", standalone (non-AD) Windows system - this should work.