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How To Expand VMware NFS Datastore on VNXe3200

Introduction Welcome fellow Storage Administrators! Today we will discuss how to expand VMware NFS datastore on VNXe3200 using Unisphere for VNX. So let’s get started. Process First step is to login to Unisphere for VNX. Open your browser, put in the IP address and login to the interface. Click Storage > VMware datastores. Select the Datastore and click Details. Click on the Capacity Tab. In the... read more

How To Create SYMLINK’s on Windows 2012 R2 Server Using mklink

Introduction In this post we will expand more on creating symlink’s to directories and files on a Windows 2012 R2 server using mklink command. This post builds on a previous post on mounting NFS exports on Windows server 2012 R2. Process So we have an NFS mount, and now we would like to create a symlink to a sub-directory in the export and also to a sub-directory on a local drive on the Windows... read more

How To Mount NFS Exports on Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction So you have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server and you need to have the ability to have this server access an NFS export. No problem due to Client for NFS Windows feature.  Using this Windows feature and the mount command we can access NFS exports. In this post we will cover adding the feature and command sot access and also how to create a server mount at boot using local policy and a command... read more

How To Mount and Access NFS Exports on Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction Let’s face it, we support mixed environments and sometimes we need to access information on Linux systems on our Windows systems. With that said say you have a Windows server that needs to get to NFS exports on a Linux systems. Well that is completely doable on Windows Server 2012 R2 using Client for NFS. Note: You can also mount NFS if you are running Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate... read more

How To Setup and Use NFS on RHEL 5/6

I know this is probably old hat for a many out there but there are many newbies out there and even a few crusty admins that need to know, or be reminded how to setup NFS (Network File Sharing) to export and share files / directories on Linux systems. There are several services that need to be running for NFS to work properly. They are portmap, nfs and nfslock. Enable the services and start them using... read more

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