Mounting your Turbo volume

Mounting NFS Volumes

For Linux based systems:

To Successfully mount NFS Storage to your machine, you will need:

  1. Static Hostname/IP Address for your client.
  2. Client Hostname must be added to the NFS Client Export List for this volume in the SRS.
  3. NFS Utilities to be Installed

Mounting an NFS Volume:


Storage Volume = [NAME][NAME]

Mount Location = Local Directory the NFS Storage is attached to (usually /mnt/[NAME])

Where [NAME] is the name of the turbo volume without the [].

A Key Security feature of NFS Storage only allows access to the volume if the requesting system is included in the NFS Client Export list for that volume. The NFS Client Export List is managed on Turbo Itself by the ARC Storage Team, and requests to add/remove clients to the NFS Export list for a Turbo Volume can be managed through the SRS

There are many options for mounting and configuring NFS Storage (version, persistence, autofs, security, etc).  We recommend working with Unit IT Staff to ensure consistency, ease-of-access, security compliance, for accessing your Turbo Storage.

You should note, that If you are using multiple NFS systems to access the same Turbo Volume (i.e. Great Lakes and a Local System), you will need to ensure that the User Groups are synchronized between these systems; otherwise you will not be able to access your files as expected. If you have problems or questions on synchronizing UNIX User Groups, you can contact your Unit IT Support Team for Assistance.

Alternatively, if your Turbo Storage was provisioned as Multi-Protocol and mounted through NFS on one system, you can safely use CIFS on any number of other systems, without issue.

Mounting CIFS Volumes

Using CIFS/SMB Turbo is accessible to any clients on U-M networks (or VPN with campus profile). CIFS connections are secured entirely through their Active Directory (AD) Permissions. So, if you are a valid user in one of the permitted AD user groups, you will be able to mount your Turbo Storage through CIFS.

For Windows:

Directions are for Windows 10

  1. Open the “This PC” Menu from the Windows “File Explorer” or Start Menu
  2. Click on “Computer” in the menu and then select “Map Network Drive”
  3. Select a Drive Letter from the Drop Down List. Choose a letter after the letter H
  4. In the “Folder” Box, enter the CIFS Volume path
    Where [NAME] is the name of the turbo volume without the [].

    Check the “Reconnect at login” box to have your computer remember this drive mapping

  5. Click on the “Connect using a different user name” and use the following settings:
    • User Name: UMROOT\your-uniqname
    • Password: your UMICH Kerberos (Level-1) password
  6. Click the “OK” button.
  7. Click the “Finish” button.

For Mac:

  1. In the Finder, click on the “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server…”
  2. In the “Server Address” field, type the server name and path:
    Where [NAME] is the name of the turbo volume without the [].
  3. Click the “Connect” button.
  4. When prompted, enter your uniqname and UMICH Kerberos (Level-1) password.
  5. Click the “Connect” button.

On the HPC clusters

If you requested for your volume to be mounted on any of the HPC clusters, Armis2, Great Lakes, or Lighthouse, you can access that volume at /nfs/turbo/<volume_name>.  So when on the command line of any of those clusters, simply typing the command:

cd /nfs/turbo/<volume-name>

where <volume_name> is the full name of the volume including prefix, like umms-jones, or lsa-johnson.  If you get ‘path not found’, or ‘directory not found’.  Submit a ticket to and we’ll resolve the issue.