Provision NAS storage for Linux servers using NFS

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Create volumes to provide storage for Linux servers using the NFS protocol.

This procedure creates new volumes on an existing NFS-enabled storage VM.

  1. Create a new volume: click Storage > Volumes and then click Add.

    1. The default export policy grants full access to all users. You can add more restrictive rules to the export policy later.

  2. Switch to a Linux system to verify access.

    1. Create and mount the volume using the network interface of the storage VM.

    2. On the newly mounted volume, create a test file, write text to it, and then delete the file.

After verifying access, you might want to restrict client access with the volume’s export policy and set any desired UNIX ownership and permissions on the mounted volume.