Mounting an NFS share on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 results in error "mount(2): No such device"

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Issue

  • Mounting with mount.nfs results in error 'No such device':
mount -vvv hostname:/share /mnt
mount.nfs: timeout set for Tue Oct 14 11:46:54 2014
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'vers=4,addr=192.168.122.143,clientaddr=192.168.122.129'
mount.nfs: mount(2): No such device
mount.nfs: No such device
  • Loading the nfs module with modprobe produces no output and appears to do nothing:
# modprobe -v nfs
# lsmod | grep nfs
<nothing>

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0

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