vCenter 6.0 Content Library on Windows 2012 R2 Hosted NFS

If there is a reason or requirement for hosting NFS on a Windows environment and you would like to use that shared space for your vCenter Content Library then this might work for you:

    1. Install NFS role on Windows Server 2012 R2

  1.  Provision storage space for NFS share – in my case I created 500GB VMDK

  2.  Enable NFS by going to NFS Sharing tab and selecting Manage NFS Sharing – I left the defaults and just filled in the Share name then click Permissions

  3. 1. Add then in the new window
    2. Fill in the FQDN of your vCenter under Add Names
    3. Select the type of access (Read-Write)
    4. Click OK when done

  4.  Now the NFS permissions should look like this

  5. 1. Go to Security tab
    2. Select Edit
    3. Add Everyone 
    4. Provide the following permissions; Modify, Read & execute, List folder contents, Read

  6. Create new Content Library

  7. For now is local only – no replication to other vCenters

  8. Insert NFS path of Content Library shared from Windows – I used a FQDN

  9.  Final confirmation

  10. If successful you will see – I already went ahead and imported an ISO into the newly created library


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