VMware vSphere: Adding NFS Storage

KB ID 0001408


If you have some NFS storage, and you want to use it as a Datastore in your VMware environment, this is the procedure to follow.


I’m assuming you already have a network connection between your ESX servers and the NAS box, (i.e you have a VM Kernel NIC) on the same network. I’m also assuming you have the NFS setup correctly, in this example I’m using  a Buffalo NAS box.

Buffalo Setup NFS

But you can also use a Windows NFS Share, see the follow article;


In Datastore View > Datastore > Add Datastore.

vSphere add NFS

Next > NFS v3 > Next.

vSphere 6 add NFS

Enter your NFS mount details and IP address > Next > Select the Host(s) that will use the NFS storage > Next.

Connect vSphere ESX to NAS


ESX NFS Datastore

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