Why am I not able to start NFS service?

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Issue

  • NFS service do not start. Below messages are logged:
Oct  3 09:40:34 hostname rpc.nfsd: rpc.nfsd: unable to bind AF_INET TCP socket: errno 98 (Address already in use)
Oct  3 09:40:34 hostname rpc.nfsd: rpc.nfsd: unable to set any sockets for nfsd

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • NFS server

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