How to work around ESXi not autostarting VM’s from a NAS or NFS share

I’ve been busy rebuilding my home environment.
(articles will follow as soon as life permits it).
During my initial testing of starting my all-in-one VMWare ESXi environment (which contains a Virtual SAN and VM’s on 1 host), I noticed that the autostarting of VM’s was not working properly. (This is with ESXi v5.0 so I don’t know if this is also affecting v5.1 and beyond)

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Testdriving the VKernel Capacity Management Suite

The life of an IT-Admin is getting more complex by the day. We’re dealing with: Endless endpoints, <Insert type>Servers, Tons of (Legacy) Applications,different layers of Virtualization, Workspace Management, Network and of course our precious users on a daily basis! So how does VKernel help simplify matters?

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You cut the power to your ESXi with VMFS running on a RAIDAdapter with WriteCache on without a BBU What happens next?

I’ve been quite busy the last couple of weeks with building my own ESXi production machine.
After reading a lot about the different RAID/storage solutions and how dangerous enabling Write cache on a BBU-Less RAID
controller is, I decided it was time for a little experiment…

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