Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Autofs and Weighting

You can influence the selection of servers at the same proximity level by adding a weighting value to the autofs map. For example:

/usr/man -ro oak,rose(1),willow(2):/usr/man

The numbers in parentheses indicate a weighting. Servers without a weighting have a value of zero and, therefore, are most likely to be selected. The higher the weighting value, the lower the chance that the server is selected.

Note -  All other server selection factors are more important than weighting. Weighting is only considered when selecting between servers with the same network proximity.