6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2010 11:17 AM by StudentJT

    ESX Host aswell as NFS server?

    StudentJT Enthusiast

      Hi All and thanks in advance for any help.

       

      I am looking to know if it is possible to essential turn a LUN on one host into a NFS for another host.

       

      Will the vmkernel allow me to share a locally connected hdd on one host to another host?

       

      Eg.  ESX1 has a 1TB drive, ESX 2 has a 400GB drive.  I want to share the drives between the machines as datastores.

       

      The hosts are on the same domain and a pretty typical storage setup.

       

      I want to let VI client handle the sharing, but I need a mount point for the drive and a to be able to access the hosts.

       

      Will setting up NFS on both ESX hosts cause any issues?

       

      thanks in advance, again.