Booting in maintenance mode from the command line
Follow these procedures for booting in maintenance mode from the command line.
To issue the maint_boot operation from the client, enter:
nimclient -o maint_boot -a spot=SPOTNAME
To issue the maint_boot operation from the master, enter:
nim -o maint_boot -a spot=SPOTNAME CLIENT
To verify that the maintenance boot operation worked:
- On the client, enter:
nimclient -l -l ClientMachineObjectName
- On the master, enter:
lsnim -l ClientMachineObjectName
If the operation was successful, the client's Cstate output will look similar to the following:
Cstate = maintenance boot has been enabled
For the machine to boot into maintenance mode, follow the procedure for issuing the BOOTP request from the client. If you are booting from a network device, follow the procedures in your hardware documentation to perform the network boot.