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Recommended NFS Mount Options

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This article explains the recommended NFS mount options for macOS and Linux. For more information, see Enabling and Using NFSv4.1 on a Qumulo Cluster and Managing File Access Permissions Using NFSv4.1 Access Control Lists (ACLs).

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Verify Current NFS Mount Options

To list the NFS mount options currently used for all NFS mounts, use the following command.

nfsstat -m

Recommended Mount Options for macOS 11 (and Higher)

macOS 11 (and higher) supports 1 MB read and write blocks. This can help improve NFS client performance.

Client with Server-Side Network Lock Manager (NLM) Enabled

mount -t nfs -o vers=3,intr,hard,tcp,rdirplus,readahead=128,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576 \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Client with Local Locking Enforced

mount -t nfs \
-o rsize=65536,wsize=65536,intr,hard,tcp,locallocks,rdirplus,readahead=128 \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Note: Mac clients don't support NFSv4.1.

Recommended Mount Options for macOS 10.15 (and Lower)

Client with Server-Side Network Lock Manager (NLM) Enabled

mount -t nfs \
-o rsize=65536,wsize=65536,intr,hard,tcp,rdirplus,readahead=128 \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Client with Local Locking Enforced

mount -t nfs \
-o rsize=65536,wsize=65536,intr,hard,tcp,locallocks,rdirplus,readahead=128 \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Note: Mac clients don't support NFSv4.1.

Recommended Mount Options for Linux

Note: In Linux kernel 2.6.25 (and higher), the intr and nointr mount options are deprecated. If you use the hard option on modern Linux kernels, you must use the kill -9 (SIGKILL) command to interrupt a stuck NFS mount.

Client with NFSv3 and NLM Locking Enabled

mount -t nfs -o vers=3,tcp \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Client with NFSv3 and NLM Locking Disabled and Local Locking Enforced

mount -t nfs -o vers=3,tcp,local_lock=all \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

Client with NFSv4.1 and AUTH_SYS Authentication.

Note: AUTH_SYS authentication uses UIDs and GIDs.

mount -t nfs -o vers=4.1,tcp,sec=sys \
qumulo.hostname:/share /path/to/mountpoint

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

QQ CLI: NFS Exports

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  • Hey Joe, thanks in advance for this post. 
    For couple days I was trying connect a Windows Server NFS volume in mac computers.  ( A fck issue in FCPX that not allow store libraries in SMB Windows Volumes) 
    NFS Windows with OS/X it's not so simple. When connected via GUI, don't work - can't write files, make some errors. 
    When I tried via command line, appear that works fine, but everytime that I open a FCPX project, it don't open and show a messase that volume was disconnected. 
    Well I use same parameters that you show here for mac clients and it working fine now. I can access my NFS (from windows server) and it's working fine. 

    Thanks
    João Ricardo

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  • Hi Qumulo, now that NFS 3 and 4 is supported, I think you should add the NFS version to recommended mount options. 

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