Chapter 3. User Guide - HDFS NFS Gateway

The NFS Gateway for HDFS supports NFSv3 and lets you mount HDFS as part of the client's local file system.

This release of NFS Gateway supports and enables the following usage patterns:

  • Browse the HDFS file system through their local file system on NFSv3 client compatible operating systems.

  • Download files from the the HDFS file system on to their local file system.

  • Upload files from their local file system directly to the HDFS file system.

  • Stream data directly to HDFS through the mount point. (File append is supported but random write is not supported.)