Because an automounted connection to an NFS server is intentionally not visualized on the Desktop or in the sidebar of the Finder, there is no possibility other than the icon of the mount point folder to let the Finder present the mount as a disk volume.
But if you attach importance to have automounts displayed like a manually administered network volume, you can have NFS Manager create a Desktop icon for you.
Perform the following steps to create a Desktop icon for an automount:
The icon will be created in your Desktop folder and will hereby become visible “on” your Desktop. A click on the icon will trigger the automount. A double-click will open the respective Finder window.
IMPORTANT: The icon is a link (alias) to the mount point. It is not a “real” icon of a volume. If you drag the icon into the Trash, it will be removed, but the server will not be disconnected (“the network volume will not be ejected”). Automatic mounts are always disconnected automatically, never manually.
Perform the following steps to disconnect an NFS server to which the connection has been made manually via the Finder:
Depending on permissions, disconnecting an NFS server via the Finder might not possible under all circumstances. In this case, use NFS Manager to disconnect the server.
Perform the following steps to disconnect an NFS server to which the connection has been made manually via NFS Manager:
If the folder which had been used as mount point is empty, NFS Manager will ask whether you like to delete it. You can answer Yes or No.