In the VI3 Install & Config class I recommend to students that they use a physical windows machine to hold a library of ISO images to install and update VMs from. I recommend that they use Microsoft’s Services for Unix to make the same library available as an NFS datastore and a windows share.
It wasn’t until I came to set this up in my office that I found it wasn’t as simple and easy as you’d hope. So naturally I turned to the great revealer for an answer. The answer that I liked was in the form of a blog entry that outlined the steps very neatly. The rest of the site is worth a look too, particularly the Shared Blogger part.
I can now go back to telling students to set up Services for Unix (or Services for NFS in Win2003R2) with a clear conscience.
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