Setting up NIM networks

When the NIM master is configured, the network associated with the master is automatically defined in the NIM environment. It is necessary only to define additional NIM networks if clients reside on other local area networks or subnets.

In order to perform certain NIM operations, the NIM master must be able to supply information necessary to configure client network interfaces. The NIM master must also be able to verify that client machines can access all the resources required to support operations. To avoid the overhead of repeatedly specifying network information for each individual client, NIM networks are used to represent the networks in a NIM environment. When NIM clients are defined, the associated network for the client must be specified. During NIM operations, the NIM master is able to use information from the client's network definition when necessary.