This procedure describes how to use NIM to install software on running, configured NIM clients and SPOT resources.
Several SMIT screens are available to make NIM installation operations easier to perform. The SMIT screens follow the same structure as those used for local installation operations performed on a system. When performing NIM customization operations, select the SMIT screen that most closely describes the installation you want to perform.
To perform the installation operation, enter:
nim -o cust -a lpp_source=Lpp_Source -a filesets=FilesetsList \ -a installp_bundle=InstallpBundle \ -a installp_flags=InstallpFlags TargetName
You will specify the resources to use to support the installation and any additional attributes for customization.
The software to be installed on the client can be specified on the command line using either the filesets attribute or by specifying an installp_bundle resource that lists the software.
The default installp flags to be used to install the software are -a, -g, -Q, and -X. To specify a different set of installp flags, you can list them in the installp_flags attribute.
To install the bos.diag and bos.dosutil filesets on the client, machine1, using the lpp_source resource named lpp_source1, enter:
nim -o cust -a lpp_source=lpp_source1 \ -a filesets="bos.diag bos.dosutil" machine1
To install software into the SPOT resource, spot1, using the lpp_source resource, lpp_source1, and the list of filesets specified in the installp_bundle resource, installp_bundle1, enter:
nim -o cust -a lpp_source=lpp_source1 \ -a installp_bundle=installp_bundle1 spot1
Note: Several other resources and attributes can be specified on the command line with the cust operation. See NIM Operations for a complete description of the cust operation.