Using NIM operations

A large number of operations can be performed to manage a NIM environment and perform software installation and maintenance.

The SMIT interfaces are designed to hide much of the detail required for the command line interface. Therefore, this section only documents the operations for the command line. All of this information applies to the other interfaces as well, but discussion of those interfaces is deferred to the online contextual help available for those applications.

Most NIM operations are performed by running the nim command with various attributes for each possible operation. The command line syntax is as follows:
nim -o OperationName -a Attribute=Value ... TargetName |TargetNames
Item Description
cust operation lslpp operation
lppchk operation showres operation
sync_roots operation maint operation
fixquery operation