I am setting up a standalone single VCD 10.2 appliance. Is there no alternative for using NFS (or other shared volume). It add complexity to a so far simple setup.tup
Alternatively i am considering setting up a VM providing NFS. However, what are the pros and cons here? This way i am avoiding any external dependencies (storage). i van keep the VM close to the appliance, but is this an acceptable solution eventually for production? Any thoughts?
NFS on VM is supported as Transfer folder in vCD production environment. You can build NFS server on VM or use a NAS virtual appliance. Please find the details on configuring NFS shared folder in following articles.
In this blog we will do a standalone deployment of vCloud Director Appliance ... he vCloud Director appliance supports only NFS type of shared storage. ... As we are planning for standalone deployment without database high ...
Even vSAN file services are an option. Check out this blog
It's basically up to you which options is "good enough". VM with NFS, appliance (freenas), storage array with file services and so on are possible. Whichever suits your SLA and recovery demands.