Enable storing VMware vCenter Server Appliance log and core files on NFS to store VMware vCenter Server Appliance files on an NFS datastore.

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and configure the database. See Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance and the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

Disable root squashing on the NFS server. For example, use the command exportfs -vo rw,no_root_squash,sync :/share.

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Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

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(Optional) On the Status tab, click Stop vCenter.

This action minimizes logging to the old storage location.

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On the vCenter Server tab, select Storage.

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(Optional) Select Enable storing log files on NFS and type the NFS share on which to store VMware vCenter Server Appliance log files.

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(Optional) Select Enable storing core files on NFS and type the NFS share on which to store VMware vCenter Server Appliance core files.

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(Optional) Click Test Settings to verify that the VMware vCenter Server Appliance can successfully store files to the specified NFS shares.

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Click Save Settings.

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Restart the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.