With the VMware Host Client, you can create a Network File System (NFS) datastore to store virtual disks and to use as a central repository for ISO images, virtual machines, and so on.

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An NFS client built into ESXi uses the Network File System (NFS) protocol over TCP/IP to access a designated NFS volume that is located on a NAS server. The ESXi host can mount the volume and use it for its storage needs. vSphere supports versions 3 and 4.1 of the NFS protocol.

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When using NFS storage, you must follow specific configuration, networking, and NFS datastore guidelines.

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Use the New datastore wizard to mount a Network File System (NFS) datastore in the VMware Host Client.

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

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In the Ready to complete page you can review your configuration selections for your NFS datastore.