This chapter discusses the concepts required to understand the operation of Network Installation Management (NIM). NIM uses the AIX 4.2 (and later) installation process to install systems by using the network. To use all the available features in NIM, you should understand various components of AIX installation. The details discussed in this chapter focus on command line operations, but the information is applicable to the other NIM interfaces, as well. Use this chapter as reference material to supplement the online help available in the other interfaces.
This section contains the following topics: