Before you mount an NFS datastore in the VMware Host Client, you must specify a name, a server, and a share.


  1. Enter a name for the NFS datastore.
  2. Enter the NFS server name.
    For the server name, you can enter an IP address, a DNS name, or an NFS UUID.
    Note: When you mount the same NFS volume on different hosts, make sure that the server and folder names are identical across the hosts. If the names do not match, the hosts detect the same NFS volume as two different datastores. This might result in a failure of features such as vMotion. An example of such discrepancy is if you enter filer as the server name on one host and on the other.
  3. Specify the NFS share.
  4. Click Next