Installing NFS Using the Installer

Using the web-based Installer, you can install version 3 or version 4 of the Network File System (NFS) on the cluster.

You can install NFS during a new or incremental installation of Release 6.1 or later. The Enable NFS option appears on the Version & Services page of the Installer.

Note these considerations for installing NFS using the Installer:
  • Previous versions of the Installer installed NFS (version 3) by default. Installer 1.10 and later do NOT install NSF by default. You must select the Enable NFS option to instruct the installer to install NFS. When you select the Enable NFS option, the NFS Version option appears. NFSv3 is always selected by default. NFSv4 is available as an option for 6.1.0 or later releases.
    CAUTION: The Installer installs but does not secure NFS. Neither NSFv3 nor NSFv4 provides security by default. You can configure NFSv4 server to work with Active Directory and Kerberos servers, but you must first install Active Directory and Kerberos servers. For more information, see Configuring NFSv4 Server for Kerberos. NFSv3 does not support security.
  • With the 1.10 installer, if you specify a pre-6.1.0 release, you must select the Enable NFS option to install NFS. Selecting the option causes the installer to install NSFv3 by default. The NFS Version option is not available for pre-6.1.0 releases.
  • When upgrading to Release 6.1 or later, the Installer keeps the NFS version at version 3. After a new installation of Release 6.1 in which you specified NFSv3, or an upgrade to Release 6.1 using the Installer, you can switch to NFSv4 by using the Incremental Install function of the installer.
  • The software supports mixed-mode NFS configurations in which some nodes of a cluster use NFSv3 and other nodes use NFSv4, but mixed-mode configurations cannot be installed using theInstaller. The Installer installs all nodes as NFSv3 or all nodes as NFSv4.
  • NFSv3 and NFSv4 cannot be used on the same node concurrently.
  • A new installation using a Installer Stanza installs NFS only if you set enable_NFS: true in the config section of the stanza.

To install NFS manually, see Installing NFS for the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. To learn more about managing and using NFS, see Managing the Data Fabric NFS Service.