Customizing NIM clients and SPOT resources

This procedure describes how to use NIM to install software on running, configured NIM clients and SPOT resources.


  • If the software is to be installed on a machine, the machine must be a running, configured NIM client with push permissions enabled for the NIM master. Push permissions are enabled by default when a client is configured or installed by NIM.
  • If the software is to be installed on a SPOT resource, the server of the SPOT must be running.
  • The installation image to be installed on the target is available in an lpp_source resource, and a check operation was performed on the lpp_source at some point after the image was first copied there. (The check operation updates the .toc file with information about the images present in the lpp_source.)