by lnmn249 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:12 pm people like this post
I would like to run an NFS server on a standalone machine that is already configured as a backup repository with vPower NFS enabled. I want the nfs server so I can utilize the disk space as an extra vsphere datastore.
I've had problems getting them to work simultaneously. The issues seems to be port assignment. Has anyone configured a machine this way and if so how was it done and what ports were used.
by yizhar » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:24 pm people like this post
I haven't done something like that myself, but if you don't find a better solution you can try using iscsi instead of nfs. This will be more complex and less efficient if you just need if for ISO files for example, but still an optional possible workaround.
by tsightler » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:32 pm people like this post
You could also just configure the vPower NFS server to point as the space you desire and use it. In other words, if the Windows server has a E: drive that has 1TB of space that you want to share you can create a folder E:\vPowerNFS, and then configure vPower NFS to use this folder. Anything you manually place in that folder will be automatically shared out. I have many clients that use vPowerNFS as a common location to store ISO's and other data which needs to be shared.
Scenario: Infrastracture n. 1 Vmware 5.1 cluster (5 mode) n. 1 Oracle phisical cluster (3 node) n. 1 HP 3PAR 7200 Storage shared between Oracle and Vmware Backup: n. 1 Veeam physical machine n. 1 HP MSA2000 mapped on Veeam machine n. 1 HP MSL4048
Backup infrastructure: MSA2000 have 2 LUN and both are mapped on Veeam Machine; First LUN are used to Vmware backup; Second LUN must be visible and usable on the Oracle cluster;
Veeam backup instal "vPower NFS", consequently it is not possible to install "windows NFS service". How can I export the second disc on the Oracle cluster?
by EBoucq » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:27 pm people like this post
I tried from another unix server (client) using NFS v3. It can't see any shared folder on the veeam server. It should be NfsDatastore right ? I don't feel like we're talking about the same thing as Windows NFS here.... Thanks.
by EBoucq » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:03 pm 2 people like this post
I finally worked this out. I thought a showmount would return the nfs share. I was wrong. Plus I had no idea I had to use the string "/VeeamBackup" in the path since the share on the Veeam server is named NfsDatastore. I guess I'm little confused but now it's working and that's what matters Thanks for your time ! Eric