--- Sjoerd Hooft's InFormation Technology ---

User Tools

Site Tools



Recently Changed Pages:

View All Pages

View All Tags

WIKI Disclaimer: As with most other things on the Internet, the content on this wiki is not supported. It was contributed by me and is published “as is”. It has worked for me, and might work for you.
Also note that any view or statement expressed anywhere on this site are strictly mine and not the opinions or views of my employer.

Pages with comments

2019/11/18 13:52 1 Comment

View All Comments


AIX NIM Client

This page shows you how to add a standalone client to the NIM environment, and how to reset and remove it again. This is mostly done through smitty.

AIX NIM Client Add

smitty nim

  • Perform NIM Administration Tasks
    • Manage Machines
      • Define a Machine

(smit fastpath: smit nim_mkmac) Fill in the hostname the NIM server can resolve! If not, NIM will create a new network or disply other miscellaneous errors. NOTE: without proper DNS A and PTR records the NFS mount will fail


AIX NIM Client Reset

In case the client has a running operation or something like that you'll first have to reset the state of the specific machine: smitty nim

  • Perform NIM Administration Tasks
    • Manage Machines
      • Perform Operations on Machines

Select the machine you want to reset and press ENTER and select the reset operation:



Or use this command:

bash-3.2# nim -o reset lpar01

AIX NIM Client Remove

Now you can remove the machine: smitty nim

  • Perform NIM Administration Tasks
    • Manage Machines
      • Remove a Machine

Select the machine you're trying to remove and confirm (couple of times).


Enter your comment. Wiki syntax is allowed:
aixnimclientadd.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/18 12:21 (external edit)