Can a Non-Global Zone NFS Mount a File System That Has Been Shared From It's Own Global Zone?
(Doc ID 1528435.1)
Last updated on APRIL 26, 2023
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 10/09 U8 to 11.4 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document describes a current limitation of NFS: an NFS server and NFS clients cannot exists on the same Solaris system (instance) - unless the shared filesystem is ZFS and the OS version is Solaris 11.2 or later. Per the Solaris 11.4 mount_nfs(8) man page:
In this case the customer configured the NFS server on the global zone and the file system in question is mounted in a non-global zone - using NFS - on the same server.
As a result of this, performance issues were observered when large files were transferred over NFS.
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