I have two ESX servers and a group of Vm's for View running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008R2, SQL, Etc. My questions is this. Can I use space from a VMFS partition on one of my ESX servers to allocate space and setup a mapped/shared drive? Our ESX server has over 500GB of free space and I would like to setup a company shared folder. We do have a SAN setup but most of the space is allocated to View hosts.
If this is possible, is it something I would need to re-format and setup the ESX server again? Since all the space was allocated at once I would assume so? But I have no clue. I am still relatively new to the VM world 😃
Any help is appreciated! :smileymischief:
Welcome to the forums.
You can't share the space in a VMFS datastore directly. What you can do is to create a virtual disk on this datastore, attach it to a virtual machine and share this space using the guest operating system.
Hope it helps.