Recently I have been playing with the Global Parallel File System, which is a clustered file system from IBM. When setting up a cluster you can configure GPFS to utilize SSH/SCP to send administrative tasks to the other nodes in the cluster.
The problem I ran into was that in my environment I do not run SSH over port 22 (for various reasons I wont get into). Needless to say once I configured SSH to listen on an alternate port GPFS stopped working.
While there are many distributed file systems out there; especially with the rise of cloud & virtual computing. The Network File System or NFS protocol has by far held its title as an easy to use, fast to implement and very efficient distributed file system. In today's article I will be covering how to set up a basic NFS share.
This article will assume that you have already created a file system, if not hop over to this article and then come back for the NFS steps.
Showmount is a handy little command I've found out about in the recent few years. It allows you to see the available nfs shares on remote systems.
$ showmount -e 192.168.0.110 Exports list on 192.168.0.110: /volume1/music 192.168.0.1/24 /volume1/data 192.168.0.1/24