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Implementing NFSv4 in the Enterprise: Planning and Migration Strategies

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 15 December 2005, updated 12 January 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738494232
ISBN-13: 9780738494234
IBM Form #: SG24-6657-00

Authors: Chris Almond, Gene Curylo, Richard Joltes, Trishali Nayar, Bob Oesterlin and Aniket Patel

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    The most recent maintenance release of IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3 includes a significant set of new features added to the NFSv4 implementation. In 2004, the first IBM Redbooks publication devoted to the topic of NFSv4 implementation in AIX 5L was published: "Securing NFS in AIX: An Introduction to NFS V4 in AIX 5L," SG24-7204.

    This book provides additional up-to-date information to help IBM clients understand and take advantage of the new NFSv4 functions provided by AIX 5L Version 5.3 with the 5300-03 Recommended Maintenance Package.

    The NFSv4 implementation in AIX 5L has now expanded to provide core features that make it capable of providing a much broader range of distributed file system services than any prior version of NFS. The scope of this book includes methods for implementing NFSv4 in the enterprise and extensive coverage of methods for how it can potentially be used as a migration target for existing AFS-based and DCE/DFS-based enterprise file systems.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Shared file system concepts and history

    Part 2. NFSv4 on AIX 5L V5.3

    Chapter 3. NFSv4 implementation

    Chapter 4. Using NFSv4 with JFS2 or GPFS

    Chapter 5. Using NFSv4 features

    Part 3. Preparing to use NFSv4

    Chapter 6. Building an NFSv4 environment

    Chapter 7. Migration considerations

    Chapter 8. Migration scenarios

    Part 4. Migrating to NFSv4

    Chapter 9. NFSv3 to NFSv4 migration

    Chapter 10. Planning a migration from DFS

    Chapter 11. Illustrated DFS migration

    Chapter 12. Planning a migration from AFS

    Chapter 13. Illustrated AFS migration

    Appendix A. Test environment

    Appendix B. Case study: IBM Global Storage Architecture

    Appendix C. Configuring Network Time Service

    Appendix D. AIX 5L V5.3 NFS quick reference

    Appendix E. Scripts and configuration files

    Appendix F. Installing an AIX 5L maintenance level

    Appendix G. Sample migration planning worksheet

    Appendix H. Additional material


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