This chapter provides information concerning the tasks you might need to perform after installing the BOS (Base Operating System). Complete all configuration tasks that apply to your newly installed system. Two configuration tools are available to assist you. Depending on which type of console you are using, one of the following usually begins automatically after installation:
- If your system was installed by a network installation server, the Configuration Assistant or Installation Assistant does not display when the BOS installation program completes.
If your system was installed using a system backup image, or if your BOS installation was customized, or if you selected Migration Installation from AIX 4.2 or later, the Configuration Assistant or Installation Assistant might not display when the BOS installation program completes.
- The Configuration Assistant and the Installation Assistant do not contain the tasks needed to configure your machine as a server. If you need to configure your system for a specific resource, refer to the documentation pertaining to that resource.
- If your terminal type is not set, the first menu displayed by the ASCII Installation Assistant requires you to enter your terminal type (tty). If you enter a terminal type that is not valid, this menu redisplays until a valid type is entered.
If you enter a valid terminal type that does not match your terminal, the next screen displayed might be unreadable. In this case, press the break key sequence to return to the Set Terminal Type screen. For most terminal types, the break key sequence is Ctrl-C.
On a system with a graphical interface, the newly installed BOS reboots and the Configuration Assistant starts to guide you through the configuration tasks. For example, much of the processing on a system uses the date and time-of-day information, requiring the system have the date and time set correctly.
If there are outstanding software license agreements that must be accepted before you can continue to use the machine, the Configuration Assistant prompts you to view and accept these agreements.
The Configuration Assistant guides you through the following configuration tasks:
Note: If you need to configure your machine as an NFS server, refer to NFS Installation and Configuration in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
The graphical interface for the Configuration Assistant provides step-by-step instructions for completing each configuration task. The tasks are presented to you in a logical sequence. Complete all configuration tasks before you use your system.
When you exit the Configuration Assistant, the guide asks you whether you want to start Configuration Assistant again the next time you restart the operating system. After exiting the Configuration Assistant, users can begin logging in to and using AIX 5.1.
If you need to access the Configuration Assistant later, type configassist on the command line.
On a system with an ASCII interface, the newly installed BOS reboots and starts the Installation Assistant to guide you through completing configuration tasks. You must have root user authority to use the Installation Assistant. To access the Installation Assistant later, type install_assist on the command line. You can also access it from a graphical system through the SMIT smit assist fast path.
If there are outstanding software license agreements that must be accepted before you can continue to use the machine, the Installation Assistant prompts you to view and accept these agreements.
The Installation Assistant guides you through the following configuration tasks:
Attention: You might not have enough paging space if you terminate the Installation Assistant without completing this configuration task and exiting, using the Exit choice.
To learn about late-breaking information that might include information on the configuration process and installed software, refer to README files. For information on how to view README files, see Viewing README Files.
If you are installing from CD/DVD-ROM, or would like more information on installing optional software, refer to Installing Optional Software Products and Service Updates.