Enable access for Windows NFS clients


ONTAP supports file access from Windows NFSv3 clients. This means that clients running Windows operating systems with NFSv3 support can now access files on NFSv3 exports on the cluster. To successfully use this functionality, you must properly configure the storage virtual machine (SVM) and be aware of certain requirements and limitations.

What you’ll need

NFSv3 must be enabled on the SVM.

About this task

By default, Windows NFSv3 client support is disabled.

Windows NFSv3 clients do not support the network status monitor (NSM) protocol. As a result, Windows NFSv3 client sessions might experience disruptions during storage failover and volume move operations.

  1. Enable Windows NFSv3 client support:

    vserver nfs modify -vserver vserver_name -v3-ms-dos-client enabled

  2. On all SVMs that support Windows NFSv3 clients, disable the -enable-ejukebox and -v3-connection-drop parameters: vserver nfs modify -vserver vserver_name -enable-ejukebox false -v3-connection-drop disabled

    Windows NFSv3 clients can now mount exports on the storage system.

  3. Ensure that each Windows NFSv3 client uses hard mounts by specifying the -o mtype=hard option.

    This is required to ensure reliable mounts.

    mount -o mtype=hard \\\vol\vol1 z:\