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From Kurt Moesky <kurtmoe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mounting HDFS on client
Date Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:08:59 GMT
Hi Brandon,

Thanks for your detailed response, I will give this a try.

Also, I see you are with Horton Works, is there a way to use the 2.0
Sandbox to map any of the vg_sandbox to another Linux box or the Windows
Server I am running the Virtualbox that hosts the sandbox?


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Brandon Li <brandon@hortonworks.com> wrote:

> Mount on Windows client is a bit different. Here are the steps to mount
> export on Windows:
> 1. Enable NFS Client on the Windows client system.
> Step 1. Enable File Services Role. Go to Server Management – > Add Roles
> -> File Services
> Step 2. Install Services for Network File System. Go to File Services – >
> Add Role Services
> 2. Mount the export, can use either mount command or "net use" command:
> c:> mount *! <== note, "*" can also be a drive character
> here
> c:> net use Z:!
> (there is a space between Z: and <IP-address>!
> another important thing is ! mark, this does the trick. Withoutout !,
> Windows NFS client doesn't work with root export "/")
> There is a user mapping issue: map Windows users to Linux users.
> Since NFS gateway doesn't recognize Windows users, it maps them to the
> Linux user "nobody".
> To do any data I/O test, you can create a directory on HDFS and give
> everyone access permission.
> In reality, most administrators use Windows AD server to manage the user
> mapping between Windows and Linux systems so the user mapping is not an
> issue in those environments.
>  Thanks,
> Brandon
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Brandon Li <brandon@hortonworks.com>wrote:
>> Hi Kurt,
>> You can use the HDFS NFS gateway to mount HDFS. The limitation is that
>> random write is not supported.
>> JIRA HDFS-5347 added a user guider.
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5347
>> There is the html attachment to this JIRA:
>> HdfsNfsGateway.new.html
>> <https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12609530/HdfsNfsGateway.new.html>
>> If you are using branch 2.3, 2.4 or trunk, "mvn site" will generate the
>> user guide too.
>> Thanks,
>> Brandon
>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Kurt Moesky <kurtmoesky@gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I am a new to HDFS and reviewing some of the features for in-house use.
>>> Is there a way to mount HDFS directly on a Linux and Windows client? I
>>> believe I read something about there being some limitations, but that there
>>> is possibly a FUSE solution. Any information on this (with links to a
>>> how-to) would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Thx.
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