KB450282 – Managing NFS in Houston UI

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Managing NFS in Houston UI


This article will cover creating and managing NFS shares in the Houston UI


  • 45 Drives Storinator with a configured storage array
  • Houston UI installed and accessible via a web browser [SER.VER.I.P:9090]
  • ZFS Cockpit Dependencies installed


  • In the Houston UI, navigate to the ZFS + File Sharing tab. To move forward with creating a NFS shares, the pool will need to already be configured. For this example, we have a pool named tank. Click the Create Filesystem button. If filesystem is already created Select the option button beside the filesystem and select “Configure Filesystem”

  • In the window that has been opened, click the NFS Share Radio Button, and click configure to enable the share
    • The default “NFS options” will suffice for most cases


  • Open firewall port for NFS server, select the NFS3 service if you need to connect via NFSv3


  • Verify that the shares is active with “showmount -e”

  • Mount share on another server to ensure access


  • If trying to mount on Mac and connection fails ensure insecure is added to flags and that the following service in running “rpc-statd.service”
  • To further troubleshoot the mac connection issue. Vim into the /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server.’
vim /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server
    • Find the RPCMOUNTDOPTS line, and change it to:
      RPCMOUNTDOPTS="--port 33333"
    • Now add a custom port for port 33333 in the firewall, and restart the nfs-kernel-server. Now you should be able to connect  to the NFS share on the MAC.
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