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Troubleshooting Network Administration Issues in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

How to Troubleshoot NFS Client Connectivity Issues

Troubleshooting issues with a client connecting to an NFS server can involve several steps, depending on the root cause. The following procedure describes the logical sequence that you might follow to resolve NFS client connectivity issues. If you do not resolve the problem by performing a given step, proceed to the next step until you have identified and corrected the issue.

  1. Check that the NFS server is reachable from the client system.
    # ping nfs-server
  2. If the NFS server is not reachable from the client, check that the local naming service is running.
  3. If the local naming service is running, check that the client has the correct host information.
    # getent hosts nfs-server
  4. If the host information on the client is correct, try to reach the NFS server by running the ping command from another client.
  5. If the NFS server is reachable from the second client, check whether the first client can connect to any other systems on the local network by using the ping command:
    # ping other-client-system
  6. If other clients are unreachable, follow the steps that are described in Running Basic Network Diagnostic Checks.