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Distributed SMIT 2.2 for AIX: Guide and Reference

Starting and Stopping the DSMIT (ASCII or AIXwindows) Interface

Start the Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) program by entering the dsmit command for the ASCII interface or the mdsmit for the AIXwindows interface at the command line. When you start the DSMIT program, you must define the working collective of clients. See Defining the Working Collective for more information.

DSMIT provides a simple mechanism for exiting. The function keys enable you to exit a particular screen or to stop DSMIT when you complete a task.

Prerequisite Conditions

  1. A DSMIT server must reside on your system.
  2. DSMIT client software must reside on the clients.
  3. You must be registered as a DSMIT administrator.


Enter the dsmit or mdsmit command at the command line.

Note: The DSMIT administrator will always be authenticated by means of the local system security file. If the information for you is not correct, you are prompted for your DSMIT administrator password.

For further explanation of all of the dsmit or mdsmit command options, consult the dsmit command .


Related Information

Chapter 1, Distributed System Management Interface Tool.

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