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by mistake I created a non-functional NFS datastore on my ESXi. I can see an error in errorlog (wrong target IP).

The thing is, that I don't see this datastore in the list of datastores, so I can't remove it.

Even more, I'm not able to add any other NFS store, as all attempts end with message that the misconfigured one cannot be created :(

Any suggestions?

THX rezna

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If it is listed in esxcfg-nas -l from the cli you can try to use esxcfg-nfs -d to try and remove it there.

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Keep in mind since this is ESXi not ESX, CLI is not traditionally available. You can use the vCLI tools ( to achieve the same thing, but this requires a licensed vSphere setup. esxcfg-nas may be available by enabling SSH access however. – brent Oct 13 '10 at 14:19
I don't see any datastores when I try to --list them :( – rezna Oct 13 '10 at 14:56
what more - i'm not allowed to add datastores using neither esxcfg-nas nor vicfg-nas - fault.RestrictedVersion.summary - but my ESXi is definitely licensed :/ – rezna Oct 13 '10 at 14:57
What license level of ESXi? – brent Oct 13 '10 at 15:10
not sure - the only thing I see is 'vSphere 4 Hypervisor licensed for 2 CPU...' – rezna Oct 13 '10 at 15:36

Just delete the NFS export, bounce that particular host, recreate and add again.

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'nfs export'? where to find this? – rezna Oct 13 '10 at 14:34
On whatever is exporting the NFS mount to you - a SAN/NAS somewhere I guess - I don't know your environment obviously. – Chopper3 Oct 13 '10 at 15:00
Ah, the problem is not the side of the NFS mount, the problem is at ESXi itself. I by mistake entered as the NFS host (actually my ESXi address) instead of (my NAS address). Now I only get error regarding not being able to connect to, and I'm not able to do anything else (like addin other NAS stores) – rezna Oct 13 '10 at 15:26
fine but I'm saying you may have to unexport/reexport the NFS mount plus bounce the host before you get to reenter it properly. – Chopper3 Oct 13 '10 at 17:03

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