Mounting on macOS clients - FSx for ONTAP
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Mounting on macOS clients

This section describes how to access data in your FSx for ONTAP file system with clients running the macOS operating system. Review the following requirements, regardless of the type of client you are using.

This procedure assumes that the client and the file system are located in the same VPC and Amazon Web Services account. If the client is located on-premise, or in a different VPC, Amazon Web Services account or Amazon Web Services Region, you've set up Amazon Transit Gateway or a dedicated network connection using Amazon Direct Connect or a private, secure tunnel using Amazon Virtual Private Network. For more information, see Accessing data from outside the deployment VPC.

We recommend that you attach volumes to your Mac clients using the SMB protocol.

To mount an ONTAP volume on a macOS client using SMB
  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/ec2/.

  2. Create or select an Amazon EC2 Mac instance running the macOS that is in the same VPC as the file system.

    For more information on launching an instance, see Step 1: Launch an instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

  3. Connect to your Amazon EC2 Mac instance. For more information, see Connect to your Linux instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

  4. Open a terminal on your EC2 instance using secure shell (SSH), and log in with the appropriate credentials.

  5. Create a directory on the EC2 instance for mounting the volume as follows:

    sudo mkdir /fsx
  6. Mount the volume using the following command.

    sudo mount -t smbfs filesystem-dns-name:/smb-share-name mount-point

    The following example uses sample values.

    sudo mount -t smbfs svm-01234567890abcde2.fs-01234567890abcde5.fsx.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:/C$ /fsx

    You can also use the SVM's IP address instead of its DNS name. We recommend using the DNS name to mount clients to scale-out file systems because it helps ensure that your clients are balanced across your file system's high-availability (HA) pairs.

    sudo mount -t smbfs 198.51.100.10:/C$ /fsx

    C$ is the default SMB share that you can mount to see the root of the SVM's namespace. If you’ve created any Server Message Block (SMB) shares in your SVM, provide the SMB share names instead of C$. For more information about creating SMB shares, see Managing SMB shares.

To mount an ONTAP volume on a macOS client using NFS
  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/ec2/.

  2. Create or select an Amazon EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2 that is in the same VPC as the file system.

    For more information on launching an EC2 Linux instance, see Step 1: Launch an instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

  3. Connect to your Amazon EC2 Linux instance. For more information, see Connect to your Linux instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

  4. Mount your FSx for ONTAP volume on the Linux EC2 instance by either using a user-data script during instance launch, or by running the following commands:

    sudo mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=NFS_version svm-dns-name:/volume-junction-path /mount-point

    The following example uses sample values.

    sudo mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=4.1 svm-01234567890abdef0.fs-01234567890abcdef1.fsx.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:/vol1 /fsxontap

    You can also use the SVM's IP address SVM instead of its DNS name. We recommend using the DNS name to mount clients to scale-out file systems because it helps ensure that your clients are balanced across your file system's HA pairs.

    sudo mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=4.1 198.51.100.1:/vol1 /fsxontap
  5. Mount the volume to the directory you just created using the following command.

    sudo mount -t nfs svm-dns-name:/volume-junction-path /fsx

    The following example uses sample values.

    sudo mount -t nfs svm-01234567890abdef0.fs-01234567890abcdef1.fsx.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:/vol1 /fsx

    You can also use the SVM's IP address SVM instead of its DNS name. We recommend using the DNS name to mount clients to scale-out file systems because it helps ensure that your clients are balanced across your file system's high-availability (HA) pairs.

    sudo mount -t nfs 198.51.100.1:/vol1 /fsx