Getting Started with Nutanix Files for NFS Exports

Review each of the topics to get started with Nutanix Files for NFS exports.

Step 1: Review Requirements and Supported Features

Review the following requirements and supported features for Nutanix Files for NFS exports:

Nutanix Files 3.5 or higher

Step 2: Optional: Install the File System Core and File System Packages on Data Access Nodes

Review each of the following topics to prepare for the installation and to select the best installation method for your environment.


  • Commvault recommends the use of MediaAgents as data access nodes. If you do not plan to use MediaAgents as data access nodes, then the hardware requirements of the data access nodes are same as that required for regular file system clients.
  • You can add additional data access nodes based on the bandwidth load between the data access nodes (source) and the MediaAgents (destination).

Step 3: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. Configure a storage device.
  3. Creating a storage policy.
  4. Add the Nutanix array to CommServe Array Management.
  5. Create a Nutanix Files client for NFS exports.
  6. Configure user-defined subclients for NFS exports.
  7. Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:

Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Step 5: What to Do Next

Configure data retention and data aging. For more information, see Data Aging - Getting Started.

Last modified: 5/12/2020 12:40:40 PM