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  • 1.  bind nfs to a vmk

    Posted Feb 19, 2014 07:02 AM

    Is there a way to bind NFS storage to a specific vmk in esxi?



  • 2.  RE: bind nfs to a vmk

    Posted Feb 19, 2014 08:10 AM

    Hi,

    no there is no command.

    The ESXi host will connect with the first VMkernel Port that has direct access to the share.

    So if you want to make sure it uses a specific VMkernel Port, you have to seperate it form other VMkernel Ports. By putting it in a different subnet, use a VLAN or a physical switch so the ESXi host only has one possible route to the NFS share.

    Here's something nice to read about this problem: Challenges with Multiple VMkernel Ports in the Same Subnet | VMware Support Insider - VMware Blogs

    Tim



  • 3.  RE: bind nfs to a vmk

    Posted Feb 20, 2014 12:09 PM

    Hi

    Welcome to the communities.

    please follow the below link for your question.

    http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2013/02/challenges-with-multiple-vmkernel-ports-in-the-same-subnet.html



  • 4.  RE: bind nfs to a vmk

    Posted Feb 20, 2014 12:12 PM

    Jayden56 you realise I posted the same link yesterday, right?



  • 5.  RE: bind nfs to a vmk

    Posted Oct 31, 2023 09:37 PM

    This is now possible with ESXi 8.0



  • 6.  RE: bind nfs to a vmk

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 01, 2023 01:27 PM

    yes, you'll need vSphere 8.0 Update 1 which is where VMkernel NIC binding and mConnect features were added https://williamlam.com/2023/03/nfs-multi-connections-in-vsphere-8-0-update-1.html