By default XenServer mounts NFS SR with soft option.
That can cause the VM running on NFS to output an IO error and remount its disk as read-only.
The solution is to hard mount the NFS share. This will leave the VM to hang and wait for the share to come back online.
Edit file /opt/xensource/sm/nfs.py and uncommment existing options line under the soft_mount function and add new options line:
#options = "soft,timeo=%d,retrans=%d,%s" % (SOFTMOUNT_TIMEOUT, # SOFTMOUNT_RETRANS, # transport) #options += ',actimeo=0' options = "rw,tcp,bg,hard,intr,sync,noac,rsize=262144,wsize=262144,timeo=600,retrans=2,_netdev"
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2 thoughts on “Mount NFS share as hard in XenServer 6.2”
Thanks for this article. I encountered this problem and you managed to fix it up!
Thanks for this link. Can you please describe if we need to shutdown the Xenserver host. Also, how can I verify if the changes have taken place once they have been made.