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Why ESXi do not create same NFS ID as ESX for same Datastore ?

  • 1.  Why ESXi do not create same NFS ID as ESX for same Datastore ?

    Posted Oct 05, 2010 07:48 AM

    Hello,

    In my environment I have both ESX and ESXi (4.0 U2) connected to vCenter (4.1)

    I found something strange in my environment which result in a failure to load VMs.

    When I create an NFS datastore in ESX, it creates in /vmfs/volumes a link to this datastore with an ID (ie : fabc42ce-b4aa5fac)

    When I create an NFS datastore in ESXi, it creates in /vmfs/volumes a link to this datastore with another ID (ie : 45c02564-e2adc9c4)

    but in both cases, alias (name of datastore) is identical.

    I also use Lab Manager which use linked clone and refer some parent path to VM, but when I deploy from ESX or ESXi, I cannot deploy it and have an error (Requested file "" not found.) because ESX or ESXi refer to different datastore IDs.

    Is there a way to get same Ids for the same datastore created in either ESX or ESXi ? aliases (are the same, but IDs are differents)

    Regards

    Divi



  • 2.  RE: Why ESXi do not create same NFS ID as ESX for same Datastore ?

    Posted Oct 05, 2010 10:10 AM

    Found, thanks to VMware support :smileyhappy:

    in fact in ESX datastore where mapped using IP address and in ESXi datastore was created with FQDN.

    in ESX/ESXi use "esxcfg-nas -l" command to found out how they were created.

    Divi



  • 3.  RE: Why ESXi do not create same NFS ID as ESX for same Datastore ?

    Posted Oct 05, 2010 10:24 AM

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