How To Use Linux for an ESXi NFS Server

virtualizationreview | August 06, 2019

In a previous article, "How To Set Up an NFS Server on Windows Server 2012," I explained how it took me only five minutes to set up a Network File System (NFS) server to act as an archive repository for vRealize Log Insight's (vRLI) built-in archiving utility. I recently had the opportunity to set up a vSphere environment, but, due to the cost of Windows Server, it didn't make sense to use Windows as an NFS server for this project. I don't have a problem paying for software -- in fact, I see great value in Windows Server -- but for this project I only needed NFS services, and the cost of purchasing and using Windows Server just for an NFS server didn't make sense. In this article, I'll discuss how I chose which Linux distribution to use, how I set up NFS on Linux and connected ESXi to NFS.

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