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Distributed SMIT 2.2 for AIX: Guide and Reference
The working collective is a
temporary group of clients and must be reset each session. Domains are
permanent groups. Creating a domain enables you to group clients
logically and provides a convenient access to them. To create a domain,
use either the mkdsmitd command, the Distributed System Management
Interface Tool (DSMIT) ASCII interface, or the DSMIT graphical
interface. When you use the graphical interface, you can view the
domain and its clients in the domain while you are creating it. The
List All Domains option from the Manage Domains of Machines menu
provides a list of available domains.
Domains must be homogeneous, consisting only of clients whose operating
systems are of the same type.
A DSMIT server must reside on your
- Use the
mkdsmitd command to create domains.
For further explanation of all mkdsmitd command options, see
the mkdsmitd command .
- Edit the
/usr/share/DSMIT/domains file and add the domain names in the
Note: Do not put spaces between client names.
Domain names must begin with an
alphanumeric character and can only contain the following characters:
- _ (underscore)
- - (dash)
- Select the Manage
Domains of Machines option from the Domain Management menu.
- Select the Add
Domain option from the Manage Domains of Machines menu.
- Enter the new domain
name in the fields provided. Use the arrow keys to move to the client
- Enter the client name,
operating system name, or domain name in the fields provided.
Note: The client name must already be listed in the
/usr/share/DSMIT/hosts file, the operating system must already be
listed in the /usr/share/DSMIT/dsmitos file, and the domain name
must already be listed in the /usr/share/DSMIT/domains file.
A line entry in a /usr/share/DSMIT/domains file cannot exceed 2048
- To designate whether to
take the intersection or union of a client or domain, press F4 or use the Tab
key to get a list of the union or intersection
- Once you have entered
the information, press the Enter key and an output message appears. If
you entered the information correctly, the message screen tells you that the
domain has been added. A message will tell you if you entered something
- Enter the
dsmit command. A Visual System Management (VSM) application
appears with machine and domain objects.
- Click on the domains
icon in the types pane.
- Drag the new domain
object from the Templates area and drop it on the domains work area. A
dialog will appear for the domain name and membership criteria.
- Enter a name for the
- To add a machine to a
domain, drag a machine object from the machines work area and drop it on a
domain object in the domains work area.
Chapter 1, Distributed System Management Interface Tool.
Changing a Domain.
Removing a Domain.
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