In this article, we'll show you how to mount shared storage on a server running the Linux distribution CentOS 7, CentOS Stream 8 or CentOS Stream 9.
You assigned an IP address or a domain to your server.
You set the access permissions for the desired server in the detailed view of the shared storage.
You have downloaded the Kerberos key.
You made a copy of the NFS path.
If you have assigned a domain to the server, it must be accessible on the Internet.
Make sure the krb5 and nfs packages are installed. To install these packages, type the following command:
yum install nfs-utils krb5-workstation
Open the zipped Kerberos key file.
Copy the files krb5.conf and krb5.keytab.
Paste the files into the /etc folder.
If you are using a local computer with Windows, you can transfer the files easily using the WinSCP program. WinSCP is a graphical, open-source SFTP and FTP client for Windows. To download the program, click here.
Optional: If the error message Failed to issue method call:No such file or directory is displayed, run the following commands:
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/nfs-secure.service /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/nfs.service /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/
To restart the server, enter the following command: reboot
Create the directory where the shared storage is to be mounted.
To mount the shared storage permanently, open the file /etc/fstab with the editor (
e.g. vi) and insert the desired mount point in the following format:
vid12345.nas1.lan:/vid12345 /mnt/nfs nfs sec=krb5 0 0
vid15943.nas3.lan:/vid15943 /mnt/nfs nfs sec=krb5 0 0
For this, you need will the NFS path.
To check the new entry in /etc/fstab and mount the shared storage, type the following command: mount -a
The shared storage is now mounted.