Adding a client with the network information using SMIT
Follow these instructions to add a standalone NIM client to the NIM environment using SMIT.
To add a standalone NIM client to the NIM environment using SMIT, use Method A if the client machine is not running or if the client does not have AIX® installed. Method A can also be used if BOS is to be installed on the client and the client is to be network-booted manually or to initiate the installation from a force-push operation. This procedure automatically adds NIM networks when needed.
To add a standalone NIM client that already has AIX installed, use Method B.
If the NIM client being defined is on a network that is not currently defined in the NIM environment, the niminit command will fail. If this is the case, use Method A of this procedure to define the client on the NIM master, and then follow the steps in Method B to complete the configuration.
- The NIM master must be configured. For more information, see Configuring the NIM master and creating basic installation resources.
- You must know the subnet mask, the default gateway for the client machine, and the default gateway for the NIM master.