xadamz23
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NFS Mount Delay

When I mount NFS filesystems on my ESX 3.0.1 host, the mount takes a few minutes to complete. I can mount the same filesystem on other servers and it mounts within seconds. I am not sure why the mount takes so long on my ESX host. Any ideas or things I can troubleshoot?

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masaki
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Are there any errors in the logs?

There could be something wrong in some of your fs.

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xadamz23
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Here is what is outputted to /var/log/messages during the mount command:

Mar 19 11:23:11 vm2 kernel: lockd_up: no pid, 4 users??

Mar 19 11:25:01 vm2 kernel: portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out

Mar 19 11:26:51 vm2 kernel: portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out

Mar 19 11:28:41 vm2 kernel: portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out

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grasshopper
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portmap is set for run level 3 right? (chkconfig). You can also consider adding a mount -a to your startup script. At least those are things I did in 2.x. Always test on dev host first :smileysilly:

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xadamz23
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default install of ESX 3.0.1 has portmap turned off in all runlevels. I started portmap and then the filesystem mounted up immediately.

Thanks

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grasshopper
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great! glad you're fixed up.

If you would be so kind, please consider awarding points for "helpful" and "correct" answers (this doesn't happen by just marking the question as answered... although it should... lol)

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masaki
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So do you find my hint to look at the logs helpful?

If so gimme points please

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