NFS Admin plugin in iManager 2.7 is blank

  • 3332432
  • 16-Nov-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7

Situation

An administrator logs in to iManager 2.7 and selects File Protocols, NFS (NetWare). After selecting a server to manager, the right side of the screen just goes blank. Or, if this already happened previously, the NFS Admin screen may be blank even before a server is selected.

Resolution

This issue is caused by the presence of invalid export lines in the SYS:\ETC\EXPORTS file.  It is solved in the NFS Admin plugin updates in NetWare 6.5 SP8.
 
It can also be corrected manually (without plugin update), by removing or correcting invalid entries:
 
Edit the SYS:\ETC\EXPORTS file of the server being managed. Check for invalid lines.  These could come around for a variety of reasons.  An example:  A volume was previously exported; then that volume was deleted, but the entry is still there.  That entry is now invalid.
 
The entry may even already be tagged by iManager as invalid, with a leading "!" (exclamation point).  Either way, remove any invalid lines (other than simple comments that begin with #).
 
If a completely new / clean exports file is desired (but with original comments intact) one can be copied from SYS:ETC\NFS\ExportsTemplate.txt

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