2009-03-20 07:42 AM
Hope someone can help me solve this problem,
I have a VMware 3.5 infrastructure and some ESX hosts using existing NFS volume with no problems,
however, I just had to create a new NFS volume on the same storage FAS 3040, and Export Options setup to allow,
Read-Write, Root and Security.
From ESX hosts I added new volume, and can browse it, however I can't create new folders on that volume, nor create new VMs.
Seems like permissions issue..?
Solved! SEE THE SOLUTION
2009-03-20 08:03 AM
Did you encounter similar issue?
I will try, this option, just don't recall setting it up on first NFS volume, the one that is working good now.
2009-03-20 08:20 AM
Yes, my issues were similar originally. I had several export options
set. The ESX 3.5 server could see my volume, but I could not
create/modify any files on there. After adding in this option, I
restarted by ESX server again (just to be safe) and could then
create/modify files on the volume.
As I said, there may also be another way around this. It just happened
to be how I solved it in my lab environment.
2009-03-20 08:34 AM
You have made my day!
Many thanks, it works now
I wish to see this problem/solution documented, maybe it is, but I could not find it, and NetApp NFS and VMware best practices does not mention anything regarding this issue,
Your workaround with anon=0 works and I am migrating VM to the new NFS volume as I type.
2009-03-20 08:36 AM
I'm glad you are at least moving forward now.
Hopefully someone that knows more than I will let us both know if there
is another setting we both should make or if this is the proper one.
2009-03-20 10:33 PM
For what it's worth, I never used the anon option and didn't have any trouble (though I was later told by a colleague after starting at my current job it was a best practice). I did set both root and read/write IP #'s -- here's a line from "exportfs" that is currently working (just with IP #'s changed).
Interestingly, it's not mentioned in TR-3428....not sure why.
Note: the line above is being exported from ONTap 7.2.2 to a ESX 3.5 U3 host.
Message was edited by: Andrew Miller