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System Manager Classic

NFS configuration overview

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You can quickly set up NFS access to a new volume on either a new or existing storage virtual machine (SVM) using the ONTAP System Manager classic interface (ONTAP 9.7 and earlier).

Use this procedure if you want to configure access to a volume in the following way:

  • NFS access will be through NFSv3, not NFSv4 or NFSv4.1.

  • You want to use best practices, not explore every available option.

  • Your data network uses the default IPspace, the default broadcast domain, and the default failover group.

    If your data network is flat, using these default objects ensures that LIFs will fail over correctly in the event of a link failure. If you are not using the default objects, you should refer to Network Management Documentation for information on how to configure LIF path failover.

  • UNIX file permissions will be used to secure the new volume.

  • LDAP, if used, is provided by Active Directory.

If you want details about the range of ONTAP NFS protocol capabilities, consult the NFS reference overview.

Other ways to do this in ONTAP

To perform these tasks with…​

Refer to…​

The redesigned System Manager (available with ONTAP 9.7 and later)

Provision NAS storage for Linux servers using NFS

The ONTAP command line interface

NFS configuration overview with the CLI