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Distributed SMIT 2.2 for AIX: Guide and Reference
The working collective specifies
the current list of clients that receive commands built by the Distributed
System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) program. The working
collective is a temporary list of clients and must be respecified with each
new DSMIT session. By default, the server is the only machine in the
working collective when you start DSMIT.
- A DSMIT server must
reside on your system.
- DSMIT clients must be
installed on the remote hosts.
- The DSMIT client
installation packages must be installed on your server.
- A domain must already be
created when defining the working collective from a domain.
Enter the dsmit command
with the -W or -w flag. For example, to define
the working collective that contains the floor_1 domain and clients
M1 and M2, enter the following:
dsmit -W floor_1 -w M1,M2
not put spaces between client names.
The -W flag specifies
the names of domains to include in the working collective. The
-w flag specifies the names of clients to include in the
- Enter the
dsmit command. A menu appears with the System
Management and Domain Management options.
- Select the Domain
Management option to enter the Domain Management menu. If you
select the System Management option, the System Management
Interface Tool appears.
- Select the Manage
Working Collective of Machines option to enter the Working Collective of
- Select the Add
Working Collective Members option to add clients to the collective of
Note: When defining a working collective for operating
systems other than this one, you must select the Redefine Working
Collective Members option rather than the Add Working Collective
Members option. Once the new operating system is defined with the
list specified in the Redefine Working Collective Members menu, you can add or
remove members with that operating system.
- Once you have created a
list of clients, return to the first menu containing the System
Management and Domain Management options. From this
menu, you can access the rest of the menus.
The Manage Working Collective of Machines menu has the following options in
addition to the Add Working Collective Members option:
- Show Working Collective
- Displays the member list of the working collective.
- Show Responding
Status of Working Collective Members
- Displays the inclusion or exclusion status of clients and whether they
responded to the last command.
- Remove Working Collective
- Removes a member of the working collective.
- Redefine Working Collective
- Removes all members of the present working collective and adds members
based on new menu selection criteria.
- Exclude Working Collective
- Excludes members from the working collective, preventing commands from
being sent to the excluded member.
- Include Working Collective
- Restores excluded members so they can receive commands.
- Save Working Collective as
- Saves the current working collective to a domain that can be
- Enter the
dsmit command. A Visual System Management (VSM) application
appears with machine and domain objects.
- Select the machine or
domain objects you want to include in the working collective.
- To perform system
management tasks on the machines in the working collective, double click on
the DSMIT icon in the Action area or drag the selected objects and drop them
on the DSMIT icon in the action area. The system management menus will
Chapter 1, Distributed System Management Interface Tool.
Saving the Current Working Collective as a Domain.
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