How to access a nas storage (freeNAS) using Solaris?

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# 8  
Old 07-01-2011
Originally Posted by linshan
hello , Glad to meet you

---------- Post updated at 09:10 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:06 AM ----------

you are welcome chidori, i like to help you! Smilie

can you run this command on your solaris-box plz:
grep NFS_CLIENT_VERSMAX /etc/default/nfs

and post us the output?

and, sorry for the stupid question, but is the nfs server realy running?
# 9  
Old 07-01-2011
grep NFS_CLIENT_VERSMAX /etc/default/nfs
#NFS_CLIENT_VERSMAX=4 --> its commented out..

i downloaded FreeNAS and installed it in vmware and i already have another vmware session running with solaris 10.

To my understanding.. we can add or remove data into nas box right?
so to test that i have already created a text file in my nasbox:/mnt/volume1
and in solaris end i tried to mount /export/home/data into nas but its throwing error..

Like said.. i am completely ignorant of solaris side setup. all i did is my few nfs services were disabled and rpc services were also disabled. so i enabled them. and /nfs/server service was not coming up even when i tried to enable it . and then i read from a book that to make it come up you have add an entry in dfstab..

so this what i did..

# cat /etc/dfs/sharetab
/export/home/data       -       nfs     rw

# cat /etc/dfs/dfstab

#       Place share(1M) commands here for automatic execution
#       on entering init state 3.
#       Issue the command 'svcadm enable network/nfs/server' to
#       run the NFS daemon processes and the share commands, after adding
#       the very first entry to this file.
#       share [-F fstype] [ -o options] [-d "<text>"] <pathname> [resource]
#       .e.g,
#       share  -F nfs  -o rw=engineering  -d "home dirs"  /export/home2

share -F nfs -o rw /export/home/data

# 10  
Old 07-01-2011
yes, you can add remove data into your freenas box! ;-)
normaly if you use a solaris-box as a client, you have nothing to do/configure to mount a simple nfs share.
you have to modify the dfstab-File only if your Solaris-box has to be configured as a Server and not a Client!

/etc/dfs/dfstab = /etc/exports (in Linux)

normaly you have to do this steps:
- configure the freenas and create a NFS share
- mount it from a solaris-client with mount -T nfs <ip:/share> /mountpoint

one thing that you have to check is that your Server and Client uses the same NFS Version. But normaly if they use a different nfs-version you see the share but cannot mount...

as i can see on your outputs you don't see the nfs share!

another stupid question :-)
can you ping each other??
from the solaris-client --> ping <freenasip>

Last edited by beta17; 07-01-2011 at 11:43 AM..
# 11  
Old 07-01-2011
yes.. thats the first thing i checked.. it is pingable Smilie

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Beta.. the service in maintanence would that be a problem??

# svcs -a | grep rpc
online         18:24:00 svc:/network/rpc/bind:default
online         18:24:05 svc:/network/rpc/bootparams:default
online         18:24:13 svc:/network/rpc/gss:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/meta:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/rstat:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/cde-calendar-manager:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/cde-ttdbserver:tcp
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/mdcomm:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/metamed:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/metamh:default
online         18:24:14 svc:/network/rpc/ocfserv:default
online         18:24:15 svc:/network/rpc/smserver:default
online         18:24:15 svc:/network/rpc/rex:default
online         18:24:15 svc:/network/rpc/rusers:default
online         18:24:15 svc:/network/rpc/spray:default
online         18:24:15 svc:/network/rpc/wall:default
online         18:24:16 svc:/network/rpc-100235_1/rpc_ticotsord:default
offline        18:23:05 svc:/network/rpc/nisplus:default
maintenance    18:24:01 svc:/network/rpc/keyserv:default

# 12  
Old 07-01-2011
ok, fine :-)

can you type this command on your freenas-box?
showmount -e

# 13  
Old 07-01-2011
here is the output..

[root@freenas /]# showmount -e
RPC: Program not registered
showmount: can't do exports rpc

# 14  
Old 07-01-2011
that's is...
there is no nfs server running on you freenas-box! ;-)

show me your /etc/exports file

---------- Post updated at 09:57 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:56 AM ----------

normaly you have to see somthing linke this
[root@cru-redhat ~]# showmount -e
Export list for
/test (everyone)

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