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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-02-23T14:41:01Z by PontiacGeronimo
chlawren
chlawren
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Pinned topic Upgrading the NIM master as a NIM client

‏2012-02-23T11:30:47Z |
I am having a challenge to migrating NIM from AIX6.1 to 7.1

The problem I have is that everything has a process and i do not have access to the DC or media so the solution for me to migrating the NIM master and exectuting in house packages / upgrade media / scripts is to use an alternate NIM master on the infrastructure.

so ...

There is NIM master at AIX 7.1 which has my NIM master configured as a client so my processure is to move the original /etc/niminfo file out of the way and execute niminit command to make this a client (or so my documentation says so)

/usr/sbin/niminit -a name=mynim -a master=71NIM -a master_port=1058
0042-376 niminit: This command cannot be executed on a NIM master
unless the "is_alternate" attribute is specified.

I execute the same command with the is_alternate flag and get the following

  1. /usr/sbin/niminit -a name=mynim -a master=71NIM-a master_port=1058 -a is_alternate=yes
0042-037 NIMkid: the state of "Hostname and service name not provided or found" prevents this operation
from succeeding
is there a way to make mynim a client of 71NIM so I can perform an OS migration across the network?

Please note I am limitted with methods I can use due to the infrastructure setup and methologies that the client wants me to follow.

Thanks

Chris.
Updated on 2012-02-23T14:41:01Z at 2012-02-23T14:41:01Z by PontiacGeronimo
  • j.gann
    j.gann
    197 Posts

    Re: Upgrading the NIM master as a NIM client

    ‏2012-02-23T13:32:32Z  
    check out smit "unconfigure nim". removes the nim odm after backing it up for later restore.
    should be able then to turn the ex-master into a nimclient.

    Joachim
  • chlawren
    chlawren
    26 Posts

    Re: Upgrading the NIM master as a NIM client

    ‏2012-02-23T13:47:48Z  
    thank you for your prompt reply!

    Chris
  • PontiacGeronimo
    PontiacGeronimo
    98 Posts

    Re: Upgrading the NIM master as a NIM client

    ‏2012-02-23T14:41:01Z  
    • j.gann
    • ‏2012-02-23T13:32:32Z
    check out smit "unconfigure nim". removes the nim odm after backing it up for later restore.
    should be able then to turn the ex-master into a nimclient.

    Joachim
    yes, backup your nim database first and then upgrade/migrate AIX on system like on common AIX 6.1

    when finished/rebooted in AIX 7.1, you can restore your nim database. but all details about AIX migration on NIM server you can find in the nim a-z redbook