How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

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How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:03 pm

I would not mind using it to export my ISOs share, but can not find any logical explanation how to do it

The service runs, but showmount -e shows no exports on this server

Anybody can help?

http://www.veeam.com/kb_articles.html/KB1055

was of not much help

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 pm

Seb, please avoid posting log snippets as it is requested by our forum rules.

As to your initial question, then here you go more details on how to share your ISOs via vPower NFS datastore:
NFS client possible on VBR server?

Also if you want to add vPower NFS server to ESX(i) hosts manually, here is a step by step instruction:
add veeam NFS share to ESX for ISO repository

Hope this helps!
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:36 pm

Sorry, but how is the first thread supposed to help me?

There is no explanation in it, HOW to configure vPower NFS server

As already stated:

The service runs, but showmount -e shows no exports on this server, hence it is not accessible/selectable from ESXi (or anything else for that matter)

I do NOT have export VeeamBackup_SERVERNAME

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:45 pm

If I use haneWIN NFS Server for Windows, I have NO problem at all

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:58 pm

spgsit5upport wrote:Sorry, but how is the first thread supposed to help me?

Maybe I misunderstood your question, but have you tried the solution below?
Gostev wrote:if you are looking to share some files (such as ISO images) on Veeam Backup server via NFS, then you can simply put the files into vPower NFS root folder (the one you specified during setup)


spgsit5upport wrote:The service runs, but showmount -e shows no exports on this server, hence it is not accessible/selectable from ESXi (or anything else for that matter)
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If I use haneWIN NFS Server for Windows, I have NO problem at all

I don't believe "Showmount -e" is supposed to show any exports from vPower NFS server, as this is intended to use with Windows NFS Server, not ours.
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:14 pm

(the one you specified during setup) - no idea what I specified, I can change the registry entries & it seems to be OK

Code: Select all
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256> =============================================================================
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256> {
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>   Path to the executable module:C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\VeeamNFSSvc.exe
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>   Agent version:5.0.2.230
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>   OS version: 0.6.0.1
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>   OS build: 7601
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256>   OS description: Service Pack 1
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 4256> }
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs| Initializing security constraints.
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs| Security constraints were initialized.
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs| Initializing virtual filesystem.
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs|   Registered shared folders:
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs|      NFS share [{c17aa9c3-56ac-41c7-a503-b8c8a003ac4b}]. NFS mount path: [\\Veeam\ISOs]. Local path: [\\Veeam\ISOs].
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs|   Enumerating NFS items mounted early.
[30.01.2012 14:43:27] < 3820> nfs|   Items were enumerated.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs|     NewItem: [\\Veeam\ISOs]. FID: [41]. Parent: [0].
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs|   Resuming backup mounts.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs|   Clearing NFS items registry cache.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs| Virtual filesystem is initialized.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs|
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs| Starting server in asynchronous mode.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs| Initializing TCP/UDP handlers.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs|   Listening port "1058" (mount service).
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs|   Listening port "2049" (nfs).
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs|   Listening port "111" (portmapper).
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs| TCP/UDP handlers were initialized.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs| IO dispatch loop is started.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "127.0.0.1:49333". Target queue "portmapper".
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs| NFS server is ready to process incoming calls.
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3820> nfs|
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 4680> nfs| [EpMapper] Registering program: [100005]. Version: [3], Protocol: [6], Port: [1058]
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 4680> nfs| [EpMapper] Registering program: [100003]. Version: [3], Protocol: [6], Port: [2049]
[30.01.2012 14:43:28] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.6.1:63625". Target queue "portmapper".
[30.01.2012 14:43:29] < 4680> nfs| Return port number: [0].
[30.01.2012 14:43:29] < 4680> nfs| Return port number: [0].
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.0.53:806". Target queue "nfs".
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.0.58:963". Target queue "nfs".
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.0.57:600". Target queue "nfs".
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.6.1:63626". Target queue "portmapper".
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 4680> nfs| Return port number: [1058].
[30.01.2012 14:43:31] < 3288> nfs|   Connection accepted from "10.0.6.1:63627". Target queue "mount".
[30.01.2012 14:43:36] < 3848> nfs| ERR |Client 10.0.0.58:963: exception while handling request: The operation completed successfully
[30.01.2012 14:43:36] < 3848> nfs| >>  |Invalid size of the NFS handle (16).
[30.01.2012 14:43:36] < 3848> nfs| >>  |--tr:Failed to de-serialize GETATTR3args


but it does NOTHING, definitely can NOT connect to it from ESXi

Mount should be shown, if it is not showing by design, then design is wrong

Also it relies on Windows SHARE to exist as UNC = \\Veeam\ISOs (really odd, as drive letter does not work)

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:23 pm

Can you mount it manually through this procedure?

1. vSphere Client, ESX, Add Storage, NFS.
2. Server: enter IP address or DNS name of Veeam Backup server. ESX has to have vmKernel on the corresponding interface.
3. Folder: enter /VeeamBackup_SERVERNAME (where SERVERNAME is NetBIOS name of Veeam Backup server).
4. Do NOT select Mount NFS read-only checkbox (leave this one unchecked). vPower engine will handle disk writes correctly by itself.
5. Datastore name: enter VeeamBackup_SERVERNAME (no forward slash here).
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:26 pm

I DO know how to add NFS storager to ESXi (thank you very much)

But it does NOT work (shall I repeat it? - Does NOT work)

NFS mount 10.0.0.48:/VeeamBackup_VEEAM failed: The mount request was denied by the NFS server. Check that the export exists and that the client is permitted to mount it.

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:30 pm

Sorry for that, looks like I misread your post, my bad. Anyway with all technical issues please contact our support team as it is advised when you click New Topic, as in most cases these kind of issues can easily be resolved via remote sessions or debug logs investigation.
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby ThomasMc » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:35 pm

Think you should speak to support as I just ran through all my host and can do what Vitaliy posted on all of them, although I didn't have / in mines just;


Server: Veeam0x
Folder: VeeamBackup_Veeam0x
Name: Test_mount
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:35 pm 1 person likes this post

Updating to v6 made it work

It seems that only RootFolder needs to be adjusted accordingly:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Veeam\Veeam NFS]
"MountPort"=dword:00000423
"NfsPort"=dword:00000802
"RootFolder"="I:\\ISOs"
"AsyncTcp"=dword:00000000
"Port"=dword:00001811

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby chimaera63 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:04 am

@spgsit5support Thanks that did the trick. In my case the RootFolder key was pointing to a wrong location, after correcting this everything was working!
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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Sat May 17, 2014 8:38 pm

Nice think is, that with a little tweak, vPowerNFS can work standalone (no need for the rest of Veeam install) to make NFS Datastore accessible to ESXi (nice for ISO "sharing")

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:21 am 1 person likes this post

But just a little warning.

If root of NFS points to volume that is formatted with ReFS then vPower NFS:

- does work for ie ISO sharing
- does NOT work for any VM operation (ie Restore etc)

To have restore working I need to (each time) change the path to NTFS volume & restart vPower NFS service

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Re: How to use Veeam vPower NFS server?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:39 pm

Lost completely ability to use vPowerNFS for anything else. By design?

Used to use it to share iso folder via NFS to ESXi - like this - http://www.danilochiavari.com/2014/07/1 ... nfs-share/

but tried it recently & all I get is error:

Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "datastoreSystem-21440" on vCenter Server "VC5" failed.
NFS mount SR1-02:/VeeamBackup_SR1-02 failed: The mount request was denied by the NFS server. Check that the export exists and that the client is permitted to mount it.
An unknown error has occurred.

while NFS Server 1.2.15 - haneWIN.net works OK.

The difference seems to be UDP ports:

NFS Server 1.2.15

zcm:~ # rpcinfo -p SR1-02
program vers proto port service
100000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 2 udp 111 portmapper
100005 3 udp 1058 mountd
100005 2 udp 1058 mountd
100005 1 udp 1058 mountd
100005 3 tcp 1058 mountd
100005 2 tcp 1058 mountd
100005 1 tcp 1058 mountd
100003 2 udp 2049 nfs
100003 3 udp 2049 nfs
100003 2 tcp 2049 nfs
100003 3 tcp 2049 nfs

vPowerNFS

zcm:~ # rpcinfo -p SR1-02
program vers proto port service
100000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 2 udp 111 portmapper
100005 3 tcp 1063 mountd
100003 3 tcp 2049 nfs
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