When you use NFS 4.1 with Kerberos, you must change the DNS settings on ESXi hosts to point to the DNS server that is configured to hand out DNS records for the Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). For example, use the Active Directory server address, if AD is used as a DNS server.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and click Networking and select TCP/IP configuration.
  3. Select TCP/IP configuration and click the Edit icon.
  4. Enter the DNS setting information.




    AD Domain Name

    Preferred DNS server

    AD Server IP

    Search domains

    AD Domain Name