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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

How to Check Connectivity on an NFS Client

  1. On the client, check that the NFS server is reachable.
    # /usr/sbin/ping bee
    bee is alive

    If the command reports that the server is alive, remotely check the NFS server. For information about remotely checking the NFS server, see How to Check the NFS Server Remotely.

  2. If the server is not reachable from the client, ensure that the local name service is running on the client.
  3. If the name service is running, ensure that the client has received the correct host information.
    # /usr/bin/getent hosts system

    For example:

    # /usr/bin/getent hosts bee	bee.eng.example.com
  4. If the host information is correct but the server is not reachable from the client, run the ping command from another client.

    If the command run from a second client fails, check whether the NFS service is enabled on the server. For more information, see How to Verify the NFS Service on the Server.

  5. If the server is reachable from the second client, use ping to check connectivity of the first client to other systems on the local network.

    If the ping command fails, check the networking software configuration on the client, for example, the/etc/netmasks file and the property information associated with the svc:/system/name-service/switch service.

  6. (Optional)Check the output of the rpcinfo command.

    If the rpcinfo command does not display program 100003 Version 4 ready and waiting, then NFS Version 4 is not enabled on the server. For information about enabling NFS Version 4, see Setting Up the NFS Service.

  7. If the software is correct, check the networking hardware.

    Try to move the client to a different physical network connection.