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. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Networking, click TCP/IP configuration.
  4. Select Default and click the Edit icon.
  5. Manually enter the DNS settings.
    Option Description
    Domain AD Domain Name
    Preferred DNS server AD Server IP
    Search domains AD Domain Name