The working collective specifies the current list of clients that receive commands built by the Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) program. The working collective is a temporary list of clients and must be respecified with each new DSMIT session. By default, the server is the only machine in the working collective when you start DSMIT.
Enter the dsmit command with the -W or -w flag. For example, to define the working collective that contains the floor_1 domain and clients M1 and M2 , enter the following:
dsmit -W floor_1 -w M1,M2
Note: Do not put spaces between client names.
The -W flag specifies the names of domains to include in the working collective. The -w flag specifies the names of clients to include in the working collective.
Note: When defining a working collective for non-AIX systems, you must select the Redefine Working Collective Members option rather than the Add Working Collective Members option. Once the new operating system is defined with the list specified in the Redefine Working Collective Members menu, you can add or remove members with that operating system.
The Manage Working Collective of Machines menu has the following options in addition to the Add Working Collective Members option:
|Show Working Collective Member||Displays the member list of the working collective.|
|Show Responding Status of Working Collective Members|
|Displays the inclusion or exclusion status of clients and whether they responded to the last command.|
|Remove Working Collective Members||Removes a member of the working collective.|
|Redefine Working Collective Members|
|Removes all members of the present working collective and adds members based on new menu selection criteria.|
|Exclude Working Collective Members||Excludes members from the working collective, preventing commands from being sent to the excluded member.|
|Include Working Collective Members||Restores excluded members so they can receive commands.|
|Save Working Collective as Domain||Saves the current working collective to a domain that can be reused.|
Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) Overview.
Saving the Current Working Collective as a Domain.