4.0 Setting Up NFS Shared Storage

Compatibility Caveat

The NFS system users that are created by a newly installed TeamWorks 18.2 and later appliance, are not backwardly compatible with TeamWorks 18.1.1 and earlier systems.

This means that:

  • In a given multi-appliance deployment, you cannot mix

    • Appliances that were originally version 18.1.1 or earlier


    • Newly installed 18.2 TeamWorks appliances.

  • Multi-appliance deployments can only contain either

    • Appliances that were all initially version 18.1.1 or earlier


    • Appliances that were all initially version 18.2 or later.

  • New 18.2 deployments must use a different NFS mount point than older deployments that began as 18.1.1 or earlier.

  • If you want a new 18.2 deployment to use the NFS mount point that a discarded, older TeamWorks deployment used previously, you must delete the /esn subdirectory and its content in the mount point directory structure before installing the new 18.2 appliances.

Exporting an NFS Directory for /vashare

  • See Worksheet 15—Storage Planning Summary

Table 4-1 Exporting an NFS Directory for /vashare

Page, Dialog, or Option

Do This


1 - Verify that the server has adequate disk space.

  1. Make sure that the Linux server that you are targeting has the available disk space you identified in Planning Your Appliances in the TeamWorks 18.2.1 Planning Your TeamWorks Deployment—Best Practices guide and recorded on Worksheet 15.

    If necessary, add disk space to the Linux server.


  1. On the Linux server, launch YaST2.

YaST Control Center

  1. In the Network Services section, click NFS Server.

    The NFS Server Configuration dialog box displays.

NFS Server Configuration

  1. Make sure that the NFS Server is set to Start, that Open Port in Firewall is selected (running firewall required for option), and that Enable NFSv4 is not selected - i.e. NFS v4 is disabled.

  2. Click Next.

Directories to Export

  1. Click Add Directory.


  1. Click Browse and choose the directory or share path identified on Worksheet 15 that has the required disk space.

    You can add a directory name, such as /shared to the path if desired.

    IMPORTANT:The directory path must not be located in the /var directory structure on the NFS server, as explained in NFS Mount Point Must Not Point to /var on Target Server in the TeamWorks 18.2.1 Release Notes.

  2. Click OK.

    As your first TeamWorks appliance is deployed, a directory named TeamWorks will be created within the directory path you have specified.

  3. If you added to the directory path, click Yes to confirm directory creation.

  4. Leave the asterisk (*) in the Host Wild Card field.

  5. Click the Options field to edit it and change the following options:

    • ro to rw (read-only to read-write)

    • root_squash to no_root_squash.

  6. Click OK.

Directories to Export