Mounting NFS on a Mac Client

Describes how to mount a NFS server on a Mac client.

Use this procedure to mount to the cluster manually from the command line:
  1. Open a terminal. For example, you can click on Launchpad > Open terminal.
  2. At the command line, enter the following command to become the root user:
    sudo bash
  3. List the NFS shares exported on the server. For example:
    showmount -e usa-node01
  4. Set up a mount point for an NFS share. For example:
    sudo mkdir /mapr_nfs/
  5. Mount the cluster using NFS. Use the command as in the following example:
    sudo mount -t nfs -o vers=3 usa-node01:/mapr /mapr_nfs/
    Note: The mount point does not persist after reboot when you mount manually from the command line.
  6. List all mounted file systems to verify that the cluster is mounted. For example:
    $ mount | grep nfs
    usa-node01:/mapr on /mapr_nfs (nfs, nodev, nosuid, mounted by testUser)