Verify NFS access from an ESXi host
After you have provisioned a datastore, you can verify that the ESXi host has NFS access by creating a virtual machine on the datastore and powering it on.
From the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
In the navigation pane, expand the datacenter to locate the datastore you previously created.
Click Create a new virtual machine and provide the required information in the wizard.
To verify NFS access, you should select the datacenter, ESXi host, and datastore that you previously created.
The virtual machine appears in the vSphere Web Client inventory.
Power on the virtual machine.