Implementing NFSv4 in the Enterprise: Planning and Migration Strategies
An IBM Redbooks publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
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.
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