NIM provides client machines with the capability of allocating and using any resource in the NIM environment. In some tightly controlled NIM environments, administrators may not want clients to be able to access all resources at all times. To control client-resource allocation, a NIM administrator can use the client_alloc attribute. The restrictions placed by the client_alloc attribute will prevent clients from allocating and using resources, but the NIM master will continue to have the full capability of performing operations on clients.
Note: This task is not currently supported by Web-based System Manager.
NIM client-allocation restrictions can be changed from the SMIT interface by typing the SMIT fast path:
To restrict all clients from being able to use any resources, set the attribute client_alloc=no on the NIM master:
nim -o change -a client_alloc=no master
To restrict a particular client from being able to use any resources, set the attribute client_alloc=no on the client:
nim -o change -a client_alloc=no clientname
To restrict all clients from being able to use a particular resource, set the attribute client_alloc=no on the resource:
nim -o change -a client_alloc=no resourcename
To lift the restrictions on client-resource allocation, remove the client_alloc attribute by setting it to "yes" for the applicable object:
nim -o change -a client_alloc=yes master nim -o change -a client_alloc=yes clientname nim -o change -a client_alloc=yes resourcename