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How to mount an NFS export to a VMware ESX server which requires "root" mount permission

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Applies to

  • ONTAP
  • Troubleshooting
  • Setup Configuration
  • FlexPod
  • Data ONTAP 7 and earlier

Description

ESX host does not see NFS export from the Storage System

The most common cause is that the NFS option "root=" or "rw="was not set to the VMkernel port IP address.

Other causes:

  • NFS is not licensed.    
  • Other NFS export options are not set properly.   
  • Volume does not exist.

This article describes the procedure that should be followed to mount an NFS export to a VMware ESX server. The VMware requires 'root' mount permissions.

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