Rick Crisci explains the basic concepts of NFS storage and how it can be used with a vSphere 6 virtual infrastructure.
- [Narrator] In this video we'll take a look…at some of the basic concepts of NFS datastores…and how they differ from a VMFS datastore.…An NFS datastores and VMFS datastores are very different…from each other.…There are certain features that are not supported…on NFS devices, such as boot from san…or raw device mappings.…And while we utilize an NFS device,…there is no VMFS involved.…The NFS device owns and operates its own file system.…
And the ESXi Host is simply accessing a folder,…or sometimes called an export that has been shared…by the NFS server.…Once the ESXi Host has access to this export, or folder,…we can then create virtual machine files on it.…So there's no step required for the ESXi Host to actually…format this space.…And NFS does support many of the same features…that VMFS supports.…NFS supports vMotion, DRS,…High Availability,…and many of the other vSphere features.…
Now let's take a look at how the hosts…actually connect to the NFS datastore.…So here we see a virtual machine.…And our virtual machine has a virtual SCSI controller.…
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage domain from the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint. Learn more about the exam objectives at VMware's site.
- Comparing VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) and NFS (Network File System)
- Working with Fibre Channel and FCoE
- Configuring iSCSI storage and authentication
- Working with block storage and VMFS
- Managing storage filters
- Using vSphere storage APIs
- Sharing virtual disks
- Configuring NFS storage
- Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
- Configuring VSAN data stores
- Configuring SIOC data stores
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