So I used Windows 2008R2 with UNIX services to provide my ISO share to my testlab ESXi server. I upgraded to Windows 2012 doing an in-place upgrade. This broke the configuration and I have been spinning in a circle with no luck, have read blogs, tech articles, and today I finally fixed it. It is good to make a little accomplishment once in a while.
On the command line I was getting the following error on the ESXi server when trying to mount the drive:
error on operation returned status : The NFS server denied the mount
request. Please see the VMkernel log for detailed error information
So here it is, this VMware KB article was mostly no help (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004490) as it referenced using 2008R2, which I have working with no issue, it was 2012 when the wheels fell off.
Then I found this nugget in another KB article, "Ensure the NFS server supports NFSv3 over TCP. ESX/ESXi does not use UDP for NFS.
" (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1005948 ) Which lead me to thin…
Yes, I realize XP is long gone, but I still use it in Virtualbox for some old apps that I have. I remember back in the day the word of advice to go from 1 CPU to multi was a reinstall as the kernel had to be swapped out to work correctly. Well, I found this article from a web search, and the following command did the trick.
First disable hardware driver signing (My Computer > Properties > Hardware...). Then run this at a CMD prompt: rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction ACPIAPIC_MP_HAL 128 %windir%\inf\hal.inf
Hope this finds its way to help someone else.