When we are using ESXI,we can use SAN/NAS as our shared storage. But to share ISO files/ ovf files, there is a easier way. Otherwise we have to upload and download mentioned files from the ESXI.

Windows 2008/2012 have native feature for configure NFS. We can follow below steps for the configuration.

 

1. Create a folder( We can give any name)

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2. Go to the server manager. Add Windows Roles and features and select “Server for NFS” 

 

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3. Right click on the created folder and select “NFS sharing”

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4. We can assign required permission

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5. Login to the esxi  server using vsphere client, Select Configuration, Select Storage

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6. Click on “Add”, Select “Network File System”, Click on “Next”

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7. Enter the server name and shared folder name, Assign a name for Data store

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Now we can easily share files between our windows environment and esxi enviorement

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