Mt Xia: Technical Consulting Group

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / High Availability
Data Center Automation / Audit Response / Audit Compliance

Slide List

0: NIM - Network Install Manager
1: Introduction
2: Scope
3: Types of NIM OS Installs
4: Operating System Installation
5: NIM Patch Management
6: Maintenance Booting
7: Diskless Booting
8: Software Installation
9: Software Installation (continued)
10: AIX and Linux Management
11: NIM Interface
12: NIM Server Design and Organization
13: NIM Server Resources
14: NIM Server Resources (continued)
15: NIM Server Operations
16: NIM Server Operations (continued)
17: NIM Server Operations (continued)
18: NIM Server Structure
19: Resource Class
20: Resource Class (continued)
21: Resource Class (continued)
22: Resource Class bosinst_data
23: Resource Class image_data
24: Resource Class resolv_conf
25: Resource Class spot
26: Resource Class mksysb
27: Resource Class lpp_source
28: Resource Class lpp_source/aix
29: Resource Class lpp_source/aix
30: Resource Class lpp_source/hacmpes
31: Resource Class lpp_source/hitachi
32: Resource Class lpp_source/hitachi
33: NIM Server Standards

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Diskless Booting

  • Diskless Clients

    • Currently, Mt Xia has no diskless clients booting from the NIM Server.
  • Boot from SAN

    • The desired configuration is for all Unix servers to boot from SAN disk
    • Unix Servers shall not contain any internal disk
    • NIM installation of operating system is performed to SAN attached disk, virtual SAN disk, or logical volume presented as a virtual SAN disk
    • Requires each Unix server to have multiple HBA's for redundant access to SAN disk

      • HBA's may be real or virtual
    • Requires coordination and cooperation between Unix and Storage groups
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