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How to configure NFSv4 in ONTAP?

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Applies to

ONTAP 9

Description

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)

Why NFSv4?

  • 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 ONTAP 9, see TR-4067 in Additional Information

What is required for NFSv4 in ONTAP 9? 

  • NFSv4 capable Linux clients (Verify by checking that NFSv4 packages are installed)
  • Valid name-mappings (Files or LDAP, preferably - due to security)

 

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