NFS Server Performance and Tuning Guide for Sun Hardware


The SMCC NFS Server Performance and Tuning Guide is about the NFS(TM) distributed computing file system. It describes:

This book is written with these assumptions about your server:

This book is for system administrators and network specialists who configure, analyze performance, or tune servers that provide the NFS service to network clients. It discusses NFS version 2 and version 3 tuning for the Solaris 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6, and 7 operating environments.

Typographic Conventions

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output. 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output. 

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. 

Command-line variable; replace with a real name or value. 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts

Table P-2 Shell Prompts



C shell  


C shell superuser  


Bourne shell and Korn shell  


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser  


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