Let me start off with saying: Always check the IMT for supported configurations!
I did a quick test this AM. I have a single-node FAS2650 here. ONTAP 9.7P2.
Created /vmware, exported to 0.0.0.0/24 - NFS - RW/any - RO/ANY - Allow SuperUser
Enable NFS vstorage on SVM
On my PC, installed ESXi 7.0 under Workstation Pro and installed the NetApp VIB.
Note: installing the VIB file did not work (it hung for way too long). Installing the ZIP version seemed to work:
[root@Host000c29c8a000:/tmp] esxcli software vib install -n NetAppNasPlugin -d file:///tmp/NetAppNasPlugin.v23.zip Installation Result Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective. Reboot Required: true VIBs Installed: NetApp_bootbank_NetAppNasPlugin_1.1.2-3 VIBs Removed: VIBs Skipped:
Rebooted and mounted the /vmware exported volume above: