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Network Installation Management Guide and Reference

Adding New Members to Machine Groups

New members can be added to machine groups, however, the new member must be of the same machine type as existing members. Members can be added to machine groups using the Web-based System Manager NIM application.

From Web-based System Manager

  1. Select the Groups container.
  2. In the contents area, select a group.
  3. From the Selected menu, choose Add/Remove Members....
  4. Select a machine from the list on the right, and click on the < button to add the machine to the new group. Continue with this step until all the desired members of the machine group are in the list on the left.
  5. Click on OK.


  1. To add members to a machine group, enter the smit nim_chgrp fast path.
  2. Select the machine group to modify.
  3. Specify members to add to the group. Use the LIST option to select members to add.

From the Command Line

To add a member to a machine group, enter:

nim -o change -a add_member=MachineName GroupName

For example, to add the diskless client, diskless5, to the machine group, diskless_grp, enter the following command:

nim -o change -a add_member=diskless5 diskless_grp

Alternatively, you could have specified group members in both the define and change operations by using sequenced member attributes, such as -a member1=Standalone1 -a member2=Standalone2 and so forth.

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