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This section provides information about new features in releases of the Oracle Solaris OS.
The following enhancements are included in the Oracle Solaris 11 release:
The configuration parameters that used to be set by editing the /etc/default/autofs and /etc/default/nfs can now be set in the SMF repository. See the descriptions of the new SMF parameters in procedures that use them, as well as the descriptions of the daemons that use them:
The NFS service provides support for mirrormounts. Mirrormounts enable an NFSv4 client to traverse shared file system mount points in the server namespace. The main advantage that mirrormounts offer over the traditional automounter is that mounting a file system using mirrormounts does not require the overhead associated with administering automount maps. Mirrormounts provide these features:
Namespace changes are immediately visible to all clients.
New shared file systems are discovered instantly and mounted automatically.
Mounts can be created at any server location.
File systems unmount automatically after a designated inactivity period.
Automounter-like functionality without any dependence on the automounter.
No setup required at either the client or server.
For more information about mirrormounts, refer to the following:
The sharemgr utility is included. The utility simplifies tasks related to sharing file systems. For example, when using sharemgr to share file systems, set property values for shared file systems, or perform related tasks, you do not need to use the share, shareall, or unshare utilities. Additionally, you do not need to edit the /etc/dfs/dfstab file. For more information, see the sharemgr(1M) man page and sharemgr Command.
For procedures that use the sharemgr utility, see the following:
The sharectl utility is included. This utility enables you to configure and manage file sharing protocols, such as NFS. For example, this utility allows you to set client and server operational properties, display property values for a specific protocol, and obtain the status of a protocol. For more information, see the sharectl(1M) man page and sharectl Command.
The NFS version 4 domain can be defined during the installation of the Oracle Solaris OS.
The Solaris 10 11/06 release provides support for a file system monitoring tool. See the following:
Additionally, this guide provides a more detailed description of the nfsmapid daemon. For information about nfsmapid, see the following:
Starting in the Solaris 10 release, NFS version 4 is the default. For information about features in NFS version 4 and other changes, refer to the following:
Also, see the following:
Setting Up NFS Services for task information
Solaris Express Developer Edition What’s New for a complete list of new features
Additionally, the NFS service is managed by the Service Management Facility. Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the svcadm command. The service's status can be queried by using the svcs command. For more information about the Service Management Facility, refer to the smf(5) man page and Chapter 11, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.