380 The IBM TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500 Integration Guide
13.2.1 Mounting a NAS Gateway 500 NFS share on SUSE LINUX
Here we discuss the mount command used to mount a NAS Gateway 500 NFS
share on SUSE LINUX, and how to make the NFS share mounted automatically
at system startup.
The mount command to use on SUSE LINUX
In order to mount a NAS Gateway 500 NFS share on SUSE LINUX, the mount
command should be used as shown in Example 13-10.
Example 13-10 NFS mount command on SUSE
naslinux:~ # mount -t nfs 184.108.40.206:/Vols/FJL3VOL01 /mnt/nfs
The -t option of the mount command on SUSE LINUX indicates the filesystem
type to be mounted. It should always be nfs while mounting a NAS Gateway 500
NFS share. You can also combine other mounting options with the mount
command. See the SUSE LINUX documents for a detailed description of
After the mount command is returned, you can run the mount command without
parameters to verify the mount status (Example 13-11).
Example 13-11 SUSE: the mount command output
naslinux:~ # mount
/dev/hda2 on / type reiserfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
shmfs on /dev/shm type shm (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
220.127.116.11:/Vols/FJL3VOL01 on /mnt/nfs type nfs (rw,addr=18.104.22.168)
The NFS share, mount point, filesystem type, and mount options are displayed
with this command.
Mount the NAS share automatically at system startup
In order to mount the NFS share automatically at SUSE LINUX startup, we can
either configure the NFS client in yast2, or edit the /etc/fstab file on SUSE LINUX.
The configuration of the NFS client with yast2 is very straightforward, and yast2
accomplishes this task by modifying the /etc/fstab file. The /etc/fstab file on
SUSE LINUX contains descriptive information about filesystem. It is processed
by the system scripts of SUSE LINUX during system startup. Our /etc/fstab is
shown in Example 13-12. See the SUSE LINUX documentation for a detailed
description of the /etc/fstab file.