Verify that the NFS protocol is enabled on the SVM


Before you can configure and use NFS on SVMs, you must verify that the protocol is enabled.

About this task

This is typically done during SVM setup, but if you did not enable the protocol during setup, you can enable it later by using the vserver add-protocols command.


You cannot add or remove a protocol from a LIF once it is created.

You can also disable protocols on SVMs using the vserver remove-protocols command.

  1. Check which protocols are currently enabled and disabled for the SVM:

    vserver show -vserver vserver_name -protocols

    You can also use the vserver show-protocols command to view the currently enabled protocols on all SVMs in the cluster.

  2. If necessary, enable or disable a protocol:

    • To enable the NFS protocol:
      vserver add-protocols -vserver vserver_name -protocols nfs

    • To disable a protocol:
      vserver remove-protocols -vserver vserver_name -protocols protocol_name[,protocol_name,…​]

  3. Confirm that the enabled and disabled protocols were updated correctly:

    vserver show -vserver vserver_name -protocols


The following command displays which protocols are currently enabled and disabled (allowed and disallowed) on the SVM named vs1:

vs1::> vserver show -vserver -protocols
Vserver           Allowed Protocols         Disallowed Protocols
-----------       ----------------------    -----------------------   nfs                       cifs, fcp, iscsi, ndmp

The following command allows access over NFS by adding nfs to the list of enabled protocols on the SVM named vs1:

vs1::> vserver add-protocols -vserver -protocols nfs