When you use NFS 4.1 with Kerberos, you must change the DNS settings on ESXi hosts. The settings must 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. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Networking, click 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