First Edition (October 1997)

Trademarks and Acknowledgements

About This Guide and Reference

Chapter 1. Network Installation Management (NIM) Introduction

Chapter 2. Choosing a NIM Master

Chapter 3. Basic NIM Operations and Configuration

Chapter 4. NIM Client Operations

Chapter 5. Advanced NIM Installation Tasks

Chapter 6. Advanced NIM Configuration Tasks
Removing Machines from the NIM Environment
Creating Additional Interface Attributes
Defining /usr versus non-/usr SPOTs
Defining an lpp_source on CD-ROM versus Disk
Establishing a Default NIM Route Between Networks
Establishing a Static NIM Route Between Networks
Recovering the /etc/niminfo File
Backing Up the NIM Database
Restoring the NIM Database and Activating the NIM Master
Unconfiguring the NIM Master
Booting Diagnostics
Booting in Maintenance Mode

Chapter 7. Additional Topics

Chapter 8. Network Installation Management Concepts

Chapter 9. Network Installation Management Commands

Chapter 10. Error and Warning Messages

Chapter 11. Network Installation Management Troubleshooting

Appendix A. Network Boot

Appendix B. Hardware-Related Tasks

Appendix C. Sample Files

Appendix D. NIM Compatibility and Limitations