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AIX Network Installation Management: Concepts and Configuration

Course Description


The primary goal of this course is to provide you with a working knowledge of the fundamental capabilities of the Network Installation Management (NIM) facility of the AIX 7.1 operating system. This course uses a combination of instructor lecture and machine exercises to provide you with practical background knowledge of the topics covered.  


This course is appropriate for anyone with system administrative duties installing and managing an AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) environment.


You should have:
  • Basic knowledge regarding AIX systems administration
  • Basic knowledge regarding the use of HMC V7 to manage POWER-based managed systems
The following course will provided the needed skills for this course:
  • Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN11G)
  • Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (AN12G)

Key topics

Day 1
  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: NIM overview
  • Exercise 1: NIM overview
  • Unit 2: Setting up the NIM master
  • Exercise 2: Setting up the NIM master
  • Unit 3: RTE installation
  • Exercise 3: RTE installation
  • Unit 4: Defining additional base install resources
Day 2
  • Exercise 4: Defining additional base install resources
  • Unit 5: NIM client backups and restores
  • Exercise 5: NIM client backups and restores
  • Unit 6: Managing the lpp_source and the SPOT resources
  • Exercise 6: Managing the lpp_source and the SPOT resources
  • Unit 7: NIM client updates
  • Exercise 7: NIM client updates


  • Explain key NIM concepts and terminology
  • Display NIM-related information
  • Set up a NIM master
  • Perform a base AIX (RTE) install
  • Define and use several types of NIM objects
  • Perform an automated install
  • Create and use mksysb resource
  • Maintain lpp_source and SPOT resources
  • Update NIM clients

Course Duration

2 Days
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