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Unable to mount Azure File Storage share in Oracle Linux 6.4

    Question

  • Hi,

    How can we use AFS (Azure file Storage) share in Oracle Linux 6.4.

    AFS is compatible with OEL 6.4 or not. Initially it was in preview mode but now it is available for production environment.

    If yes then what extra steps, configuration and functionality needed Oracle Linux 6.4 Environment?

    Regards,

    A.Rathore

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:18 AM

Answers

  • You can try this out.

    It works for me.

    You need to update Your kernels to version 3.10 on Oracle Linux. There is a kernel bug in version 3.8.13 which is a default version for OL7. Update is from official repositories and You can find instructions on Oracle websites. After system update You need to change GRUB (the bootloader) configuration to run new kernel and reboot the VM. After reboot everythingg works perfect.

    System update command: yum update

    Next: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54669/html/ol7-grub2_bootloader.html

    • Proposed as answer by Ido Katz Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nagamalar Nagarajan Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:41 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2015 1:26 PM

All replies

  • Hi A.Rathore,

    Thanks for posting here.

    As published on our blog post, client supports SMB 2.1 or 3.0 can mount the file share hosted by Azure File Storage.

    The reason you can’t use OEL 6.4 to mount Azure File Storage is because this Linux distribution doesn’t support SMB 2.1.

    Hope this helps.

    Girish Prajwal

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 4:39 PM
    Moderator
  • You can try this out.

    It works for me.

    You need to update Your kernels to version 3.10 on Oracle Linux. There is a kernel bug in version 3.8.13 which is a default version for OL7. Update is from official repositories and You can find instructions on Oracle websites. After system update You need to change GRUB (the bootloader) configuration to run new kernel and reboot the VM. After reboot everythingg works perfect.

    System update command: yum update

    Next: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54669/html/ol7-grub2_bootloader.html

    • Proposed as answer by Ido Katz Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nagamalar Nagarajan Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:41 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2015 1:26 PM