Data Object - HostNasVolumeSpec

Property of
HostNasVolumeConfig
Parameter to
CreateNasDatastore
Extends
DynamicData

Data Object Description

Specification for creating NAS volume.

Properties

Name Type Description
accessModexsd:string

Access mode for the mount point.

Mounting in read-write mode would be successful irregardless on how the mount point is exported or access permissions. For example, mounting a volume that is exported as read-only as readWrite will succeed. Hence, that a readWrite mount succeeds should not be taken as an indication that all files on a mount is writable.

If a file system is mounted readOnly, the system cannot create or modify any files on the file system. This is mostly useful for storing ISO images and templates, since a virtual machine cannot be powered on from a readOnly volume.

The access mode of a mounted NFS volume can be obtained at accessMode.


See HostMountMode

localPathxsd:string

The localPath refers to the name of the NAS datastore to be created using this specification.

In the case of ESX Server, the datastore name is a component in the file system path at which the NAS volume can be found. For example, if localPath is set to "nas_volume" the created NAS datastore will be named "nas_volume" and it can be accessed via the file system path "/vmfs/volumes/nas_volume".

In the case of VMware Server, the localPath will also be used as the datastore name, but the datastore name may not necessarily be reflected in the file system path where the NAS volume may be accessed.

password*xsd:string

If type is CIFS, the password to use when connecting to the CIFS server. If type is NFS, this field will be ignored.

Since VI API 2.5
remoteHostxsd:string

The host that runs the NFS server.
remotePathxsd:string

The remote path of the NFS mount point.
type*xsd:string

The type of the the NAS volume (CIFS / NFS). If not specified, defaults to nfs.

Since VI API 2.5
userName*xsd:string

If type is CIFS, the user name to use when connecting to the CIFS server. If type is NFS, this field will be ignored.

Since VI API 2.5
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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