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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