Photon NFS Utilities for Mounting Remote File Systems
This document describes how to mount a remote file system on Photon OS by using nfs-utils, a commonly used package that contains tools to work with the Network File System protocol (NFS).
Check a Remote Server
showmount -e nfs-servername or ip
showmount -e eastern-filer.eng.vmware.com showmount -e 10.109.87.129
Mount a Remote File System in Photon Full
The nfs-utils package is installed by default in the full version of Photon OS. Here is how to mount a directory through NFS on Photon OS:
mount -t nfs nfs-ServernameOrIp:/exportfolder /mnt/folder
mount -t nfs eastern-filer.eng.vmware.com:/export/filer /mnt/filer mount -t nfs 10.109.87.129:/export /mnt/export
Mount a Remote File System in Photon Minimal
The nfs-utils package is not installed in the minimal version of Photon OS. You install it by running the following command:
tdnf install nfs-utils
For more information on installing packages with the tdnf command, see the Photon OS Administration Guide.
Once nfs-utils is installed, you can mount a file system by running the following commands, replacing the placeholders with the path of the directory that you want to mount:
mount nfs mount -t nfs nfs-ServernameOrIp:/exportfolder /mnt/folder