I set up a dedicated server running TKL File Server with 2 x 2TB Sata drives. I want to use this server as a low-cost NAS.
I've set up samba to sync with users and have been able to connect to the drives in Windows.
My problem is I don't know how to use it as a datastore for my VMWare ESXi4 hosts. I have 2 storage locations already created for guests with RW for 2 users storage and storage2.
/srv/storage on sda1
/home2/storage2 on sdb1
when I df here is what it looks like:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/turnkey-root 1.8T 1.3G 1.7T 1% / none 496M 204K 496M 1% /dev none 502M 0 502M 0% /dev/shm none 502M 476K 501M 1% /var/run none 502M 0 502M 0% /var/lock none 502M 0 502M 0% /lib/init/rw /dev/mapper/groupb-volumeb 1.8T 196M 1.7T 1% /home2 /dev/sda2 229M 18M 200M 8% /boot root@fileserver ~#
I am using vSphere Client Version 4.0.0 to manage the ESXi hosts
I have been able to connect my 1TB WD World Book this way so I know it can be done.
The ESXi host IP is 10.10.10.20 and the fileserver is 10.10.10.5
Here is the error I receive when I try to connect:
Create NAS datastore 10.10.10.20 Error during the configuration of the host: NFS Error : Unable to Mount filesystem: Unable to connect to NFS server mikebest66 VM002 5/11/2011 9:45:59 AM 5/11/2011 9:46:00 AM 5/11/2011 9:46:31 AM
My guess this is a permissions issue but I don't see how I can give the username and password to fileserver in vSphere when I try to connect the datastore.
Can I allow all IP's in the 10.10.0.0/8 range access on the file server?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.