I was recently studying for my VMware 6.5 Delta Cert and realized NFS 4.1 was on the blueprint. I don’t do much (if any) NFS at customers sites – so I wanted to upgrade my lab from NFS 3 to 4.1. have a small homelab, which consists of the following gear: 2 Intel NUCs, Synology 713+ and a Iomega PX300D. I run NFS off of the Synology, mostly because I was lazy and didnt want to setup iSCSI.
To enable NFS 4.1 on the Synology, I had to update some config files. *From Synology Support – Do this at your own risk! :
- Enable SSH from Control Panel | Terminal and SNMP
- Connect to the Synology using your favorite SSH utility
- cd /usr/syno/etc/rc.sysv
- sudo vi S83nfsd.sh
- Go to line 91 (in my case) – go to “/usr/sbin/nfsd $N” and add “-V 4.1”
- Finished product will be: “/usr/sbin/nfsd $N -V 4.1”
- Save the file and Exit.
- Restart the NFS Service: sudo ./S83nfsd.sh restart
- Verify NFS 4.1 is now enabled
- In the vSphere Web Client: Unmount the NFS datastore & remount as NFS 4.1
- Disable SSH on your Synology