[OmniOS-discuss] NFS v4.1 in OmniOS stable?

Andrew Gabriel illumos at cucumber.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 20 20:09:46 UTC 2015

Dan McDonald wrote:
>> On Mar 20, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Jeff Stockett <jstockett at molalla.com> wrote:
>> Does OmniOS support NFS v4.1?  4.1 support is a new feature in esxi v6, and I was trying to set it up as described here:
>> http://wahlnetwork.com/2015/02/02/nfs-v4-1/
>> Things of course work fine if I use NFS v3, but if I try v4.1, I get a timeout error when it tries to attach the data store.  Both the omnios server and the esxi client are properly joined to Active Directory so I think the required Kerberos stuff should be working.
> We have NFS4.0 and earlier.  We do not have NFS4.1.  It would be a very sizeable undertaking, requiring illumos community support.  If anyone would lead the charge on that, it'd be a storage-oriented firm, like Nexenta, or Delphix.

Does anyone seriously use (or intend to use) 4.1 anymore?

Lustre has the parallel file server market (with some pockets of AFS too).
The large growth of parallel storage servers now tends to be object 
storage, and S3 (as a protocol) has become the standard for that.

Kind of makes me wonder what the market for NFSv4.1 is?


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