18.15 Mounting and Dismounting an NSS Volume

After you set up and configure NSS volumes, you can mount and dismount volumes to make them available to users and APIs. After you mount a volume, it is only available to APIs until you activate it. Dismounting a volume makes it unavailable to users and to APIs.

18.15.1 Dismounting an NSS Volume from the NCP Server

Before you can dismount an NSS volume, you must dismount the volume from NCP Server; otherwise, the dismount function fails.

  1. At the server prompt, open the NCP Console by entering

    ncpcon
    
  2. Dismount the volume from NCP.

    The volume is no longer accessible or visible to NCP clients.

18.15.2 Mounting or Dismounting an NSS Volume with iManager

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Volumes.

    For instructions, see Section 9.1.5, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.

  2. Select a server to manage.

    For instructions, see Section 9.1.6, Selecting a Server to Manage.

  3. In the Volumes list, select one or more volumes that you want to mount or dismount.

  4. Click Mount or Dismount.

    After the page refreshes, you can see that the volume’s state changed. If a selected volume is already in the specified state, no change occurs. The details of dismounted volumes are not available.

18.15.3 Mounting an Encrypted NSS Volume with NSSMU

You must mount an encrypted NSS volume from NSSMU on the first time it is started after a reboot in order to be able to supply the password. NSSMU allows you to mount only one volume at a time so that you can enter its password.

  1. In NSSMU, select Volumes.

  2. In the Volumes list, select the encrypted volume that you want to mount.

  3. Press F7 to mount the volume.

  4. If you are prompted to enter the password, enter the password, then click OK.

    You are prompted for the password on the first time the volume is mounted after a system reboot.

18.15.4 Dismounting an Encrypted NSS Volume with NSSMU

  1. In NSSMU, select Volumes.

  2. In the Volumes list, select the encrypted volume that you want to mount.

  3. Press F7 to dismount the mounted volume.