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Commands Reference, Volume 1

chdsmitd Command


Changes a domain in the member list for the Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT).


chdsmitd [ -a | -r | -s ] [ -x ] [ -m Machine [ ,Machine ] ... ] [ -d Domain [ ,Domain ] ... ] [ -o OperatingSystem [ ,OperatingSystem ] ... ] Domain

Note: Do not put a space between the comma and multiple values for the Machine, OperatingSystem, or Domain parameters.


The chdsmitd command changes a domain member list in DSMIT. The Domain parameter specifies the name of the domain to change. Domains must be homogeneous, consisting only of clients with operating systems of the same type. Use the -d, -m, and -o criteria flags and the -x intersect flag to add and delete domain members and to redefine the member list.


-? Displays the usage statement.
-a Adds a machine to a domain.
-d Domain Specifies one or more domain names.
-m Machine Specifies one or more machine names.
-o OperatingSystem Specifies an operating system.
-r Redefines a domain's member list.
-s Deletes a machine from the domain.
-x Uses the intersection of the subsets of machines defined by the -d, -m, and -o criteria flags.


  1. To add a machine to a domain, enter:

    chdsmitd -a -m NewMachine Domain1
  2. To delete a machine from a domain, enter:

    chdsmitd -s -m OldMachine Domain1


/usr/share/DSMIT/domains Contains the list of domains used by DSMIT.
/usr/share/DSMIT/dsmitos Contains the list of operating systems of DSMIT clients.
/usr/share/DSMIT/hosts Contains the list of machines with DSMIT installed that can run commands built by the DSMIT server.

Related Information

The mkdsmitd command and rmdsmitd command.

Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) Overview in the Distributed SMIT 2.2 for AIX: Guide and Reference.

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