I downloaded UBUNTU Server 8.1 and instaled it on the old hardware. The installation went without a hitch. Once the installation completed, I installed the NFS server by the following command (logged in as root):
- apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap
That command downloads the NFS server package and then installs it.
After that, I created my ISO file share using the following command:
- mkdir /ISO
- \ISO is my file share
- 192.168.0.1/24 specifies that only clients on this subnet will be able to access the file share
- “no_root_squash” allows the VirtualCenter read/write access to the volume
I saved the file and restarted the NFS server:
- /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart:
I then went to my Virtual Center and added this file share to the list of my Storage. I called the new Storage NAS-ISOs:
Now, that NAS fileshare appears in the list of my Storage and is ready to use:
I can now copy all my ISO's to that fileshare and free the space on my VMFS partition.