Some “wise guy” said he could store Hyper-V Virtual Machines on an NFS share. Sounds really convenient, but why didn’t anyone thought of that before? The problem is – they did, and they all failed. The abovementioned “wise guy” never actually told anyone how he managed to achieve that. Our curiosity outbalanced everything else, so here we are, trying to do what is thought to be impossible by everyone, but claimed to be real by one “hero”.
We decided to try three different approaches – as many as there are, in fact. The first is just trying to create a VM on the NFS share. The second is moving a previously created elsewhere VM to the NFS share. The third is manual copying a previously created elsewhere VM to the NFS share. If you know another way, contact us, please.
Read this article here https://blog.starwindsoftware.com/2015/01/14/hyper-v-vms-on-nfs-share-why-hasnt-anyone-thought-of-that-earlier-they-did-in-fact/ , see how we failed gloriously, or actually won in terms of our own opinion. NFS share was never meant to store Hyper-V virtual machines and it won’t. If anyone tells you otherwise, demand proof and send it to us. Because, you know, “wise people” talk a lot of their own genius, but often fail to back their words up with facts.