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  • Blog Post: Tips on 'mount options" on NFS version 4.1

    Inputs on NFS 4.1 mount: While working on a recent scenario on NFS V4.1, we came across some intresting scenarios for mounting the NFS volumes on the Unix NFS clients. In the implementation of V4.1, there are no particular access requirements to virtual directories , but all relative objects have...
  • Blog Post: Making NFS volumes available to Windows Users

    Very frequently we come across requirement to mount a NFS share for users. A very general approach to mount the share as Administrator or to run the mount command wrapped up in a script. This way the mount works properly but the same mounted drive will not be available for all the users. My experience...
  • Blog Post: TCP and UDP – NFS Perspective

    Recently I came across a situation when a specific UNIX client was not able to mount the NFS drive from Windows. Upon checking the permissions and related setting on server and client it was looking clean. My next avenue was to get a network capture and analyze it. I noticed that mount calls were...
  • Blog Post: Getting Red X sign on mounted NFS volume from Windows client

    Windows NFS client is known not to handle multiple path NFS shares. The issue is by design and comes when the client is mounting an NFS share which is more than 26 characters in length. Users would be able to access the NFS shares after mounting it to a drive letter but a red X (disconnected) sign...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers

    Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers Sometime back I came across a problem where the Windows Vista client was not able to mount a NFS version 2 share from a SCO NFS server. At first, it looked like the Vista is using high ports while the server is probably expecting the client to use privileged ports...
  • Blog Post: Mount command fails against Cluset IP / Name

    I came across a scenario where mount command was failing when we put it across the Cluster IP / Cluster Name that the Windows NFS share was part of. The same command worked perfectly against the actual IP / Name of the Windows NFS share (active Node). A closer look at the network trace showed that...
  • Blog Post: Unable to access NFS shares from Windows 2008 NFS client

    We recently got a case where customer was trying to access NFS share hosted on Unix machine from Windows 2008. Issue was isolated to this windows 2008 client only. We tried accessing the share from Windows client with the following options: · Mount command returns Network error ‘5’ · ‘net use...
  • Blog Post: Server for NFS failed to initialize on drive letter <L:>

    At times we see an event when the Server for NFS service starts up and the clients fail to mount the shares on this drive with error – invalid argument. This happens on a 2 node cluster environment. In this specific environment, the drive in questions is L: and the WMI traces show some issues...