Small NIM cheatsheet

Bundle creation A NIM installp bundle is a file that contains the names of filesets that should be installed or removed by a NIM operation. 1. installp bundle file creation, I for filesets, R for RPM : 2. installp bundle

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NIM : enabling debug mode for a bos install without using a bosinst_data resource

Call 911 Just type  » 911  »  on the Installation menu : It should display « BOSINST_DEBUG enabled » :   Let’s debug Now we can launch migration again and check why it crashes (in my example , my AIX 5.3 to

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NIM operations don’t work after a Live Partition Mobility? Update your NIM client’s CPU_ID !

Using Live partition mobilty is a real pain reliever when you need to get some downtime, in order to upgrade your pseries’ firmware , for example . (if you’re not familiar with LPM migration , here is a visual example,

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NIM : update your system easily with nimclient

I want to update my client to the latest AIX 7.1 service pack (service pack 5 for AIX 7.1) and I wanna get rid of the old « exportfs – mount – smit update_all – umount  » sequence, and use the

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lpar_netboot: power on a virtual server and test its connectivity

This command will boot up a lpar (power it off if it’s on, so be careful), set up an ip address and will try to ping another ip (like the NIM master server), to test the network connectivity (thus to

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