7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2019 12:54 PM by vmdave203

    Creating an NFS datastore to allow "local-like" file access between VMs?

    vmdave203 Lurker

      The task I am trying to accomplish in ESXi is to allow two VMs (Linux Ubuntu 16.04) to access the same folder within a datastore. I also want them to be able to read/write to that folder. My ESXi admin is out for the day, so I cannot take action until tomorrow, but I have come up with this plan to execute tomorrow.

       

      We have already assigned all memory on our host to all of our datastores (all initialized as VMFs). What I am thinking is that we delete one of our datastores to free up memory, and bring up a datastore that is NFS. Once we do this, is it possible to give the two virtual machines read/write access to the same storage in the NFS datastore?

       

      Thanks,
      Dave