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vSphere NFS Datastore - Version 4.1 with ONTAP

Contributors kevin-hoke

This section describes the creation of an NFS version 4.1 datastore with ONTAP NAS storage.

What you need

  • The basic skills necessary to manage a
    vSphere environment and ONTAP

  • ONTAP Storage System (FAS/AFF/CVO/ONTAP Select/Cloud Volume Service/Azure NetApp Files) running ONTAP 9.8 or later

  • ONTAP credentials (SVM name, userID, password)

  • ONTAP network port, SVM, and LUN information for NFS

  • A completed NFS configuration worksheet

  • vCenter Server credentials

  • vSphere host(s) information vSphere 7.0 or later

  • NFS VMKernel adapter IP information

  • Network switch(es)

    • with ONTAP system network data ports, vSphere hosts, and connected

    • VLAN(s) configured for NFS

    • (Optional) link aggregation configured for ONTAP network data ports

  • ONTAP Tools for VMware vSphere deployed, configured, and ready to consume


ONTAP tasks

  1. Verify ONTAP license for NFS

    1. Usethe system license show command to check whether NFS is listed.

    2. Use license add -license-code <license code> to add a license.

  2. Follow the NFS configuration workflow

What's next?

After these tasks are completed, the NFS datastore is ready to consume for provisioning virtual machines.