Mapping NFS share to clients

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  1. Ensure that you have enabled the NFS. For details, see Configuring NFS protocol options.
  2. On your RedHat Enterprise Linux server, at command prompt, specify the following command to verify the NFS export: showmount -e <IP of Tenant>. If correctly exported, the path to the filesystem along with the authorized network is displayed.
  3. Create a directory to mount the NFS using the following command: mkdir <directoryname>
  4. Mount the NFS on this directory using the following command: mount <tenant IP address>:<exported path> <directoryname>
  5. Enter the following command: mount .
  6. If successfully mounted, the following is displayed in the mount list: <tenant IP address>:<exportpath> on <directoryname> type nfs (rw,addr=<tenant IP address>)

Sample CLI snapshot

 [root@localhost ~]# showmount -e
  Export list for
     /acctsample (everyone)
     #Here everyone implies that the exported path is shared to all (as configured in NFS page).
 If you specify a specific client IP, that IP is displayed.
 [root@qaprod ~]# mkdir /mnt/nfslocal
 [root@qaprod ~]# mount -t nfs -o vers=3,proto=tcp,nolock,sync /mnt/nfslocal/
 [root@qaprod ~]# mount
 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0")
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /root/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev) on /mnt/nfslocal type nfs (rw,sync,vers=3,mountproto=tcp,addr=,mountaddr=

On Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Note:The following section provides procedures performed on RHEL 6.3. The procedures might be similar on other flavors of Linux.

  1. On your Linux desktop, select Applications > System Tools > Virtual Machine Manager.
  2. Select a host machine.
  3. Click Edit > Connection Details.
  4. iscsi_kvm_conf

  5. Click Storage tab.
  6. Click the Add Storage Pool + icon at the bottom left side of the dialog box. The Add a New Storage Pool wizard appears.
  7. iscsi_kvm_conf_storage_tab

  8. Specify a name for the Pool, select Network Exported Directory as the type, and then click Forward.
  9. nfs_kvm_conf_add_pool

  10. In the following page, specify the required details.
  11. nfs_kvm_conf_add_pool_details

    Field Description
    Target Path Path of the target directory (to use for the Storage Pool).
    Format Set the Format option to NFS.
    Host Name Host name or IP address of the NFS Server.
    Source Path Enter the NFS path (path on the Host that is being shared).
  12. Click Finish.