[Gluster-users] cannot nfs mount glusterFS

Vikas Gorur vikas at gluster.com
Wed Nov 3 18:26:56 UTC 2010

On Nov 3, 2010, at 11:18 AM, Matt Hodson wrote:

> I just installed distributed gluster FS on 2 CentOS 5 boxes. install and configuration seemed to go fine. gluterd is running. firewalls/iptables are off.  however for the life of me i cannot nfs mount the main gluster server from either a OSX or a CentOS 5 box. I use NFS often and have a fair amount of experience with it so i've reviewed most of the common pitfalls.
> here's the command that fails from centos:
> $ sudo mount -v -t nfs /mnt/gluster/
> mount: trying prog 100003 vers 3 prot tcp port 2049
> mount: trying prog 100005 vers 3 prot udp port 909
> mount: failed, reason given by server: No such file or directory
> and the same one from OSX 10.5
> sudo mount -v -t nfs /gluster/
> mount_nfs: can't access /gs-test: No such file or directory
> what's weird is that i can mount actual dirs on the gluster server, just not the gluster VOLNMAE. in other words, this command works fine because it's mounting an actual dir.
> $sudo mount -v -t nfs /mnt/gluster/

You have the kernel NFS service running. That is why you can mount regular directories on the gluster server.

When you try to mount Gluster the kernel NFS server is actually looking for a directory called /gs-test, which ofcourse does not exist. You need to stop the kernel NFS service and stop and start the gluster volume.

Vikas Gorur
Engineer - Gluster, Inc.

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