I had a hell of a time using the NFS options on the Seagate BlackArmor NAS, mostly because of the lack of documentation from Seagate regarding the options necessary to actually use the damn thing as an NFS share. In my mount options, I kept getting the error:
"Connecting to NAS volume:
Unable to connect to NAS volume
This is of course because I was specifying the wrong path to the NFS share (because of the lack of documentation on the correct path). Well, after a couple few guesses, I finally figured out what was wrong and was able to mount the device as a data store in ESX 3.5. Basically the share name was
Of course they don’t tell you this anywhere in the documentation, nor did I find any forum posts or other results on the web about it.
So, hopefully this helps someone out there.
Edit (8/11/13): Better instructions are here.
Instead of using “192.168.0.x:/nas/