CentOS 7 Tutorial–Hello everyone, currently I am playing a lot with my CentOS 7 server. I have several CentOS 7 server installed locally on our Proxmox VE server and also I have a CentOS 7 running on DigitalOcean. Today, I will continue to give a short tutorial how to turn CentOS 7 into a powerful storage server via NFS (Network File System). For more information about NFS Server, you may want to have a look at this Wiki page.
Steps to configure NFS Server on CentOS 7
Step 1. Install nfs-utils
yum install nfs-utils
Step 2. Configure idmapd.conf
Next we need to configure some stuffs in order to get the NFS Server up and running.
Uncomment and change the domain name with your own. For example in my case:
Domain = gamblisfx.local
Step 3. Configure exports
mkdir /mnt/nfs01 nano /etc/exports
In this example I want to use /mnt/nfs01 to be exported as NFS volume. So, we add the following line to the exports.
Step 4. Enable service and configure firewall
Now we can start the service
systemctl start rpcbind nfs-server systemctl enable rpcbind nfs-server
Allow NFS service
firewall-cmd --add-service=nfs --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Done. Thank you for coming and share this article if you found its useful. You may want to check out some other CentOS Storage tutorial below: