NIM task road map
The following are NIM configuration tasks and installation tasks and where they can be found in this topic. Also provided is a brief description of the task. Where appropriate, the SMIT fast path is provided.
|NIM Task||SMIT fast path||Description|
|Using EZNIM||smit eznim||
Configure the NIM enviroment using EZNIM. Allows you to configure your system as a NIM master or a NIM client. If you configure your system as a NIM master, EZNIM also creates the minimum basic installation resources.
|Configuring the NIM master and creating basic installation resources||smit nim_config_env||
Configure the NIM master, create the minimum basic installation resources required to install NIM client machines, and manage the resources for diskless and dataless clients.
|Adding standalone clients to the NIM environment||smit nim_mkmac||
Describes how to add standalone clients to the NIM environment.
|Using installation images to install the base operating system on a NIM client||smit nim_bosinst||
Describes how to perform a BOS installation on a NIM client.
|Using a mksysb image to install the base operating system on a NIM client||smit nim_bosinst||
Describes how to restore a mksysb image and additional software to a target NIM client from a mksysb resource in the NIM environment.
|Performing a nonprompted BOS installation||
Provides information about how to perform a nonprompted NIM BOS installation using a bosinst_data resource.
|Using NIM with ATM networks||
Provides information about how to configure NIM to work with ATM adapters.
|Using installation images to install the base operating system on a NIM client||smit nim_task_inst||
Describes how to use NIM to install software packages, updates, and maintenance levels on running, configured NIM clients and SPOT resources.
|Performing boot diagnostics on NIM clients||smit nim_mac_op||
Hardware diagnostics can be performed on NIM clients using a diagnostic boot image from a NIM server, rather than booting from a diagnostic tape or CD-ROM. Not only does this eliminate the need for diagnostic boot media, it eliminates the need to have diagnostics installed on the local disks of machines.
For maintenance operations, you can boot a NIM client into maintenance mode from the boot image on a NIM server instead of using a bootable tape or CD-ROM.
|Maintaining software on standalone clients and SPOT resources||smit nim_task_maint||
Provides information about how to commit, reject, remove, copy, verify, and clean up software.
|Adding a diskless or dataless client to the NIM environment||smit nim_task_dd||
Provides information about how to add diskless and dataless systems to your NIM environment. You can also manage resources for diskless and dataless clients from the NIM master.
|Installing to an alternate disk on a NIM client||smit nim_alt_install||
NIM can be used to clone the running of rootvg (root volume group) to an alternate disk, or install a mksysb image to an alternate disk.
|Performing an alternate disk migration installation||smit nimadm||
NIM can be used to perform an alternate disk migration installation to a NIM client.