You can create a file share outside of the user interface.


  1. Create a Windows folder following the usual procedure.
    • If this is an Agent file share (that is, a file share for use with Agent Software Update), you must name the folder 'agentFiles'. Later the system will create several subfolders, only two of which you use. These subfolders are described below.

      Subfolder Name



      This folder will contain agent files downloaded automatically from the upgrade server that your VMware representative has configured for you.


      This folder will contain any agent files that you manually put into it. You will not have any need to do this unless specifically asked to do so by your VMware representative.

    • If this is an Applications/Images file share, the name can be anything you choose.

  2. Make the following settings for the file share folder:
    • Confirm that the file share is joined to the tenant domain.

    • Enable sharing.

    • Add a domain user to the permissions.

  3. Note the following information, which you will need when adding the file server in the user interface:
    • Username and password of the domain user used you added in the previous step.

    • Source path of the file share folder.

What to do next

Add the file share in the user interface. See Add a File Share on the Locations Page.