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Purpose: When auto-mounting fails, need to be able to manually mount the NFS shares on a Mac/RHEL. 

Usually auto-mounting home directories and other shares occurs automatically. However, there may be times when some or all of the shares do not mount  properly following a shutdown/reboot/logoff. In these situations, a manual way to mount the shares is needed. The following command can be edited and run to manually connect: 

First check that your client is on the server's export list with

showmount -e

or using Jeff Robert's app smount on igppsoftware


sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport /volume/shared


sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport /ida/nrts
sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport /ida

To specify NFS version when mounting use

sudo mkdir -p /test/home
mount -t nfs -o vers=4 /test/home

To permanently add NFS v4 to the configuration add the line below to /etc/nfs.conf

sudo vi /etc/nfs.conf

nfs.client.mount.options = vers=4

to check, use

nfsstat -m
rpcinfo -p


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