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AN22G - AIX Network Installation Management Concepts and Configuration


Duration: 2 days

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.


  • 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 resources
  • Maintain lpp_source and SPOT resources
  • Update NIM clients


Day 1

Unit 1 - NIM overview

  • Exercise 1 - NIM overview

Unit 2 - Setting up the master

  • Exercise 2 - Setting up the NIM master

Unit 3 - RTE installation

  • Exercise 3 - RTE installation

Unit 4 - Customizing install operations

  • Exercise 4 - Customizing install operations

Day 2

Unit 5 - NIM backups and restores

  • Exercise 5 - NIM backups and restores

Unit 6 - Managing key NIM resources

  • Exercise 6 - Managing key NIM resources

Unit 7 - Client updates

  • Exercise 7 - Client updates


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


  • 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)


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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