Yes, because you can point the automount maps to whatever device you want.  NFSv4 might be more tricky to setup on a SAN device and may or may not work depending on the software/firmware of the device.  NFSv3 is a well supported protocol across SAN vendors and you should not have any problems setting that up.  I've used Openfiler on a white-box SAN with home dirs and automount maps which is working fine for us.
I wonder if you could do some sort of CIFS home dir automount with a SAN that is joined to an AD domain which is trusted by FreeIPA?  Seems like this would be feasible.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Ben .T.George"
Sent: May 18, 2016 7:38 AM
To: freeipa-users
Subject: [Freeipa-users] AD users home directory automount

HI LIst,

Is it possible to mount home directories of AD authenticated users from external source(like san or fileshare)

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