VMware with support form their storage alliance partners NetApp, EMC and HDS has updated their Best Practices for deploying vSphere with NFS datastores. The document provides direction in areas that are common among the NFS storage vendors . Content includes networking configuration options, interoperability with vSphere components and a number of advanced settings. The paper is available on the VMware Technical Resources site.
This document should be considered a foundational document when considering a deployment on NFS. I would like to stress hat your vendors best practice guides supersede the contents of the VMware document. This point was emphasized by Chad Sakac of EMC & I in VMworld Session STO2980: vSphere Storage Best Practices. You can download the presentation here.
I’d like to thank Cormac Hogan of VMware and the NetApp tech marketing crew of Joel Kaufman, Peter Learmonth and Nick Howell along with James Walkenhorst of EMC and Paul Morrissey of HDS for their efforts. Nice work guys.