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

Chapter 7. Additional Topics
NIM Master Management Tasks
NIM Name Resolution
Booting a FDDI Interface Over a Router
Migrating Diskless and Dataless Clients and NIM SPOTS
Defining the NIM Environment Using the nimdef Command
Name Requirements for NIM Object Definitions
Interacting with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Creating File Resources in the root Directory
Restricting NIM Client Resource Allocation
Preventing Machines from Adding Themselves as Clients
Disabling Client CPU ID Validation
Exporting NIM Resources Globally
Creating Network Boot Images to Support Only the Defined Clients and Networks

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