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Written by Michael Felt   

Install and Configure NIM MASTER filesets

Now is the time to redo your mksysb image - if you want to - because once the nim master and spot are installed the mksysb image is no longer suitable for a nim client!

Install the nim master filesets

# installp -acgX -d /dev/cd0 bos.sysmgt.nim.master

Installation Summary

Name                        Level           Part        Event       Result
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------         USR         APPLY       SUCCESS   
bos.sysmgt.nim.master         USR         APPLY       SUCCESS 

Configure NIM master

# smitty nim

                        Network Installation Management

Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

  Configure the NIM Environment
  Perform NIM Software Installation and Maintenance Tasks
  Perform NIM Administration Tasks
  Create IPL ROM Emulation Media
  NIM POWER5 Tools
  Thin Server Maintenance

                         Configure the NIM Environment

Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

  Configure a Basic NIM Environment (Easy Startup)
  Advanced Configuration
                             Advanced Configuration

Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

  Initialize the NIM Master Only
  Create Basic Installation Resources
  Create Diskless/Dataless Client Resources
  Create NIM System Bundles for Installation
  Define NIM Client Machines
            Configure Network Installation Management Master Fileset

Type or select values in entry fields.
Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes.
                                                        [Entry Fields]
* Network Name                                       [n392]
* Primary Network Install Interface                  [en0]                   +
  Allow Machines to Register Themselves as Clients?  [yes]                   +
  Alternate Port Numbers for Network Communications
       (reserved values will be used if left blank)
    Client Registration                              []                       #
    Client Communications                            []                       #
                                 COMMAND STATUS

Command: OK            stdout: yes           stderr: no

Before command completion, additional instructions may appear below.

0513-071 The nimesis Subsystem has been added.
0513-071 The nimd Subsystem has been added.
0513-059 The nimesis Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 5963966.

# lsnim
master         machines        master
boot           resources       boot
nim_script     resources       nim_script
n392           networks        ent

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