NFS Directory Test

This test reports statistics relating to NFS file systems remotely mounted by a client. This test auto discovers the remote file systems on a client and periodically accesses the file systems to check their availability and access times.

Target of the test : NFS on Linux Client

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every remotely mounted NFS.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The host for which the test is to be configured.

Exclude Directory

By default, this test monitors all the directories mounted remotely. Accordingly, this parameter is set to none by default. However, if you want to exclude specific directories from monitoring, then, against this parameter, specify the names of the 'local' directories that are mapped to the remote NFS shares to be excluded, as a comma-separated list. For instance, if the remote NFS share named is mapped to the local directory /nfsmnt1, then you have to specify /nfsmnt1 against the Exclude Directory parameter. If required, you can also provide a comma-separated list of local directory patterns. For instance, to exclude local directories /nfsmnt1, /nfsmnt2, /nfsmnt3 from monitoring, your Exclude Directory specification can be: */nfsmnt*.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Availability of this NFS file system


If the value of this measure is 0, it indicates that the file system is unavailable. The value 100 indicates the availability of the file system.

Access time

Access time for this remotely mounted NFS file system


By monitoring this value over time, an administrator can determine periods when NFS access is slow.