/etc/vfstab NFS Entries Not Mounting On Boot In Solaris 10, Solaris 11.1 and later

(Doc ID 1981626.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 Using the documented procedure for Solaris to create an NFS file system that will mount at boot (that /etc/vfstab field is "yes") results in failure to even attempt to mount the configured NFS filesystem upon boot.

This doc deals with the fact that without the nfs/client service enabled, NFS mounts from /etc/vfstab won't even be attempted.  Please see the doc references for other possible reasons an NFS mount attempt might fail.

Changes

Solaris 10 11/06 release introduced the "Secure by Default" profile.  One of the services that was disabled by default was svc:/network/nfs/client:default. 

Cause

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