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Enable NAS storage for Linux servers using NFS

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Modify storage VMs to enable NFS servers for serving data to Linux clients.

This procedure enables an existing storage VM. It is assumed that configuration details are available for any authentication or security services required in your environment.

workflow diagram for enabling NAS for Linux servers using NFS

Steps
  1. Enable NFS on an existing VM: click Storage > Storage VMs, select a storage VM, click Settings, and then click settings icon under NFS.

  2. Open the export policy of the storage VM root volume:

    1. Click Storage > Volumes, select the root volume of the storage VM (which by default is volume-name _root), and then click on the policy that is displayed under Export Policy.

    2. Click Add to add a rule.

      • Client specification = 0.0.0.0/0

      • Access protocols = NFS

      • Access details = UNIX Read-Only

  3. Configure DNS for host-name resolution: click Storage > Storage VMs, select the storage VM, click Settings, and then click settings icon under DNS.

  4. Configure name services as required.

    1. Click Storage > Storage VMs, select the storage VM, click Settings, and then click for settings icon LDAP or NIS.

    2. Include any changes in the name services switch file: click edit icon in the Name Services Switch tile.

  5. Configure Kerberos if required:

    1. Click Storage > Storage VMs, select the storage VM, and then click Settings.

    2. Click arrow icon in the Kerberos tile and then click Add.