Configuring the NIM master and creating resources to support diskless and dataless clients

Use this procedure only if the NIM environment is to be used exclusively for diskless and dataless client management.

If the NIM environment is also to be used for installing and maintaining software on standalone machines, follow the procedure for Configuring the NIM master and creating basic installation resources.

Note: This procedure produces a large amount of output, especially when creating the SPOT resource. Be sure to scan through the output to look for nonfatal errors and warnings that may not be evident from a successful return code.


The NIM master must have at least 300 MB of available disk space. If such space is not available, see Using client machines as resource servers, and Defining an lpp_source on DVD-ROM versus hard disk.