AIX NIM NFS issues

Recently ran into a problem with NIM communication between an LPAR and the NIM server.

The errors looked like this:


 

Permission denied
rc=175
0042-175 c_mkbosi: An unexpected result was returned by the “/usr/sbin/mount” co
mmand:


 

The problem was that my “/etc/exports” file on the NIM server contained some stale entries that resulted in a “file not found” error when running exportfs. ┬áIt seems like these stale entries caused new entries to fail.

The solution was to clear out these entries so that “exportfs -a” would run without error.