- Clustered Data ONTAP 8
What is NFSv4?
- NFSv4 supports traditional file access while integrating support for file locking and the mount protocol
- Provides support for strong security (and its negotiation), compound operations, client caching, and internationalization (these have been added)
- NFSv4 is more secure
- Ensures better performance
- Provides single ‘pseudo’ namespace
- Provides better file sharing due to improved locking mechanisms
Note: For limitations of NFSv4 in Cluster-Mode, see the File Access and Protocol Guides.
What is required for NFSv4 in Cluster Mode?
- NFSv4 capable Linux clients (Verify by checking that NFSv4 packages are installed)
- Valid name-mappings (Files or LDAP, preferably - due to security)