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Will enabling NFSv4 be disruptive to existing NFSv3 connections?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NFS

Answer

Enabling NFSv4 is not inherently disruptive, and has no impact to existing connections of any kind

Additional Information

  • NFS clients will attempt the most recent version of NFS, unless a version is explicitly selected
  • Clients may experience a variety of issues if NFSv4.x is selected and was not configured properly
  • Consult TR-4067's NFSv4.x Considerations section for more information
    • The section discusses the differences between NFSv3 and NFSv4
    • Some differences in behavior may require additional planning
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