Retrieving NFS Export Data on Isilon with RESTful API and PowerShell

Introduction In an earlier post we covered using RESTful API calls to EMC Isilon to retrieve quota data. In this post we will make the same calls but gather data on NFS exports for screen output as well and optional CSV output. Prerequisites To be able to execute RESTful API calls to Isilon you will need to create an account and add the appropriate roles. For GET operations a read-only account is all that... read more

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

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