Creating NFS Exports on Virtual Data Movers on EMC Celerra

I learned something new about NFS exports on a recent EMC NS480 project.

The client I was working with wanted some CIFS shares that could be accessed by both Windows and NFS clients at the same time. I initially thought that this wouldn’t be possible because the CIFS shares were going to be on a file system that was mounted on a Virtual Data Mover (vdm) and I thought that you could only create NFS exports on file systems mounted on a data mover (server_2).

After some research on EMC Powerlink I figured out how to do it,

  1. First I create the desired folder structure using the Window file share.
  2. Next I ran this command to create the NFS export on the vdm –
    “server_export server_2 -Protocol nfs /root_vdm_1/production-FS/unix/nfs1 -option root=,rw=”

To mount this export on an NFS client you would use this path

CIFS Shares and EMC Celerra Replicator Switchover

I recently setup Celerra Repliator v2 between an old NS to a new NS to migrate CIFS shares and VDM configuration. The replication worked great and replicated 3 TB of data in about 30 hours. Once replication was complete I switched over the files system and VDM replication sessions in Celerra Manager. The switcheover went great and I was able to access the CIFS server and shares on the new NS.

When I used Celerra Manager to view the CIFS shares and CIFS server on the new NS there was nothing listed on the shares tab or CIFS servers tab. I new the shares and server was there because I could use Computer Managment MMC to connect to the CIFS server name and vew the shares.

The only I found to get the CIFS shares and server to show up in Celerra Manager was to reboot the control stations.

Anyone else know of a way to update the control station without having to reboot it?