AIX 5L Version 5.1 Network Installation Management Guide and Reference provides information about managing the installation and configuration of software by using a network interface. Network Installation Management (NIM) enables you to centrally manage the installation of the Base Operating System (BOS) and optional software on machines within a networked environment. NIM enables you to install the operating system on one or more machines from a server that already has AIX installed.
This guide does not:
This guide is for system administrators who manage the installation and configuration of one or more AIX machines in a network environment. Readers should be familiar with the installation procedures in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Installation Guide, understand AIX system administration, and know how to manage a network environment.
The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:
|Bold||Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.|
|Italics||Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.|
|Monospace||Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.|
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