Unable to export to SMB with ESXi hosts using vCenter Lab Manager
Cannot export to SMB with ESXi hosts using vCenter Lab Manager
You are unable to use smbmount when using vCenter Lab Manager
Cannot find any suitable hosts connected to the datastore esx-hostname on an ESXi host
This issue occurs because ESXi does not support the smbmount functionality and, therefore, vCenter Lab Manager cannot perform SMB operations for importing or exporting.
Standard ESX classic versions, such as ESX 3.5 Update 5 and ESX 4.x, that are currently supported with vCenter Lab Manager continue to allow the SMB functionality. However, ESXi does not support this. Also, there are no plans to include this functionality in the future releases.