Topics: AIX, NIM, System Admin

Nim status of a client

To check on the status of a NIM client, for example, when doing a mksysb restore through NIM:

# lsnim -l hostname

Topics: AIX, Backup & restore, NIM

Nimesis

If you're trying to restoring an mksysb through NIM and constantly get the same error when trying to restore a mksysb on different systems:

0042-006 niminit (To-master) rcmd connection refused
This may be caused by the "nimesis" daemon not running on the NIM server. Make sure it's enabled in /etc/inittab on the NIM server:
# grep nim /etc/inittab
nim:2:wait:/usr/bin/startsrc -g nim >/dev/console 2>&1

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