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Add NFS access to an existing SVM

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To add NFS access to an existing SVM, you must first create a data logical interface (LIF). You can then configure NFS access on the ESXi host and verify that NFS is enabled for ESXi using Virtual Storage Console.

Before you begin
  • You must know which of the following networking components the will use:

    • The node and the specific port on that node where the data LIF will be created

    • The subnet from which the data LIF's IP address will be provisioned, or optionally the specific IP address you want to assign to the data LIF

  • Any external firewalls must be appropriately configured to allow access to network services.

  • The NFS protocol must be allowed on the SVM.

    This is the case if you did not follow this procedure to create the SVM while configuring a different protocol.

  1. Navigate to the Details pane where you can configure the protocols of the SVM:

    1. Select the SVM that you want to configure.

    2. In the Details pane, next to Protocols, click NFS.

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  2. In the Configure NFS protocol dialog box, create a data LIF:

    1. Assign an IP address to the LIF automatically from a subnet you specify or manually enter the address.

    2. Click Browse and select a node and port that will be associated with the LIF.

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    Do not enter any information to provision a volume. You can provision datastores later using the Virtual Storage Console.

  3. Click Submit & Close, and then click OK.