Machines may add themselves as clients in NIM environments by using the niminit command and specifying the hostname of a NIM master. In some environments, administrators may want total control over which machines are added as clients of their masters. To prevent clients from adding themselves to a NIM environment, an administrator can use the client_reg attribute.
Note: This task is not currently supported by Web-based System Manager.
The option to allow clients to add themselves to a NIM environment can be changed from the SMIT interface by typing the SMIT fast path:
To prevent machines from adding themselves as clients in a NIM environment, set the attribute client_reg=no on the NIM master:
nim -o change -a client_reg=no master
To allow machines to add themselves as clients of a NIM master, remove the client_reg attribute by setting it to "yes" on the master:
nim -o change -a client_reg=yes master