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Shiv Dutta (sdutta@us.ibm.com), Technical consultant, IBM, Software Group Summary: Get step-by-step instructions for a number of generic AIX® system setup procedures. These instructions should work for any of the AIX™ 5L releases. Variations, if any, should be minor. Date: 31 Aug 2005 Level: Intermediate Also available in: Russian Activity: 53835 views Comments: 1 (View | Add comment - Sign in) Average rating (72 votes) Rate this article Introduction This article does not cover configurations that exploit the advanced technology features of POWER5™ hardware, such as virtualization (virtual I/O, Virtual Ethernet, and Micro-Partitioning™) and Simultaneous Multi-Threading. For instructions on how to set up systems involving these features, please refer to the articles listed under Resources section. The following procedures are covered in this article: Perform a new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD Perform a nonprompted new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD Perform a migration BOS installation from CD Clone a rootvg using alternate disk installation Configure Network Installation Manager (NIM) using EZNIM Install a client using NIM Install AIX® from a Linux™ server using NIM on Linux Create a system backup to tape Clone a system using a system backup tape Clean up a failed software installation Install AIX on a partition using HMC and a CD-ROM device Install AIX on a partition without an HMC using the CD-ROM device Perform a new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD Note:Before you perform this step, make sure you have reliable backups of your data and any customized applications or volume groups. The instructions on how to create a system backup are described later in this article. Using this scenario, you can install the AIX operating system for the first time or overwrite an existing version of the operating system. This scenario involves the following steps: Step 1. Prepare your system There must be adequate disk space and memory available. AIX 5L Version 5.2 and AIX 5L Version 5.3 require 128MB of memory and 2.2GB of physical disk space. Make sure your hardware installation is complete, including all external devices. If your system needs to communicate with other systems and access their resources, make sure you have the information in the following worksheet before proceeding with the installation:
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Network Attribute Network interface Host name IP address Network mask Nameserver Domain name Gateway Step 2. Boot from the AIX product CD

Value For example: en0, et0

1. Insert the AIX Volume 1 CD into the CD-ROM device. 2. Make sure all external devices attached to the system, such as CD-ROM drives, tape drives, DVD drives, and terminals, are turned on. Only the CD-ROM drive from which you will install AIX should contain the installation media. 3. Power on the system. 4. When the system beeps twice, press F5 on the keyboard or 5 on an ASCII terminal. If you have a graphics display, you will see the keyboard icon on the screen when the beeps occur. If you have an ASCII terminal, you will see the word keyboard when the beeps occur. 5. Select the system console by pressing F1 or 1 on an ASCII terminal and press Enter. 6. Select the English language for the BOS installation menus by typing a 1 in the Choice field. Press Enter to open the Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance screen. 7. Type 2 to select 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field and press Enter.
Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter. Choice is indicated by >>>. 1 Start Install Now with Default Settings 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install 3 Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery 88 99 >>> Help ? Previous Menu Choice [1]: 2

Step 3. Set and verify BOS installation settings 1. In the Installation and Settings screen, verify that the installation settings are correct by checking the method of installation (new and complete overwrite), the disk or disks you want to install, the primary language environment settings, and the advanced options. If the default choices are correct, type 0 and press Enter to begin the BOS installation. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete. Go to Step 4. Configure the system after installation. Otherwise, go to sub-step 2. 2. To change the System Settings, which includes the method of installation and disk where you want to install, type 1 in the Choice field and press Enter.
Installation and Settings Either type 0 and press Enter to install with current settings, or type the number of the setting you want to change and press Enter. 1 System Settings: Method of Installation..................New and Complete Overwrite Disk Where You Want to Install..hdisk0
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Type the number corresponding to English (United States) as the Cultural Convention in the Choice field and press Enter. Use the following steps to change the Cultural Convention. type the corresponding number and Press Enter. The Installation and Settings screen now displays with the selected disks listed under System Settings.0 4296 4296 12288 None None None Bootable Yes Yes Yes >>> 0 Continue with choices indicated above 66 77 88 99 Disks not known to Base Operating System Installation Display More Disk Information Help ? Previous Menu >>> Choice [0]: 4. type a 0 in the Choice field and press Enter. The current choice is indicated by >>>. see Installation Options in the AIX 5L Version 5. For more information about the installation options available in AIX 5. Name 1 2 3 hdisk0 hdisk1 hdisk2 Location Code Size(MB) VG Status 04-B0-00-2. At least one bootable disk must be selected. 5. In the Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen: a.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM >>> Choice [0]: 1 3.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. 6.2 and greater. To unselect the destination disk. The Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen now displays. The disk will now be selected as indicated by >>>. Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install Type one or more numbers for the disk(s) to be used for installation and press Enter. To cancel a choice. Type 2 in the Choice field on the Installation and Settings screen to select the Primary Language Environment Settings option. Select hdisk0 by typing a 1 in the Choice field and press Enter.3 Installation Guide and Reference. Verify that the selections are correct in the Overwrite Installation Summary screen. b.0 04-B0-00-5.0 04-B0-00-6. You do not need to select the More Options selection.ibm. because you are using the default options in this scenario. b. as follows: Overwrite Installation Summary Disks: hdisk0 Cultural Convention: en_US Language: en_US Keyboard: en_US 64 Bit Kernel Enabled: No JFS2 File Systems Created: No Desktop: CDE Enable System Backups to install any system: Optional Software being installed: >>> 1 Continue with Install 88 Help ? 99 Previous Menu Yes >>> Choice [1]: http://www. Type 1 for New and Complete Overwrite in the Choice field and press Enter. c.html Page 3 of 27 . Language. type the number again and press Enter. a. Change the Primary Language Environment Settings to English (United States). Select the appropriate keyboard and language options. To finish selecting disks. and Keyboard to English.

Select the Accept Licenses option to accept the electronic licenses for the operating system. you can change many aspects of the default BOS installation program by editing the bosinst.data file that will not prompt the user during the BOS installation menus. the Configuration Assistant opens on systems with a graphics display. Configure the system after installation 1. Set the date and time. and the initial configuration of the system is complete.html Page 4 of 27 . The first time you install. the BOS installation program presents menus from which you must choose setup options. Select Exit the Configuration Assistant and select Next.orig.data file. If you are in the Configuration Assistant. the bosinst. 3. system administrators can create a bosinst. you can perform a nonprompted new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 7. The bosinst.data. For subsequent installations. you will create a bosinst.ibm. After a new and complete overwrite installation. Copy the /var/adm/ras/bosinst. Also. gather the TCP/IP information from the system before you begin this scenario. and it is not accessible on the commercial tape or the CD on which you received AIX 5L Version 5. such as bosinst.data file 1. Step 4. Use the cd command to change your directory to the /var/adm/ras directory. 3.data file with an ASCII editor. On systems with an ASCII display. before you perform a new and complete overwrite installation. Or.data file.data file directs the actions of the BOS installation program.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix.data file with settings that can be used to install all the machines they support that have the same configuration. Also. The instructions on how to create a system backup are described elsewhere in this article. The file resides in the /var/adm/ras directory on the installed machine only. Edit the bosinst. In this scenario. press F10 or ESC+0 to exit the Installation Assistant. 2.3. You can return to the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant by typing configassist or smitty assist at the command line. Use any other options at this time. set the password for the administrator (root user). Do not start the Configuration Assistant when restarting AIX and select Finish.data file Create a supplementary diskette Boot from the AIX product CD Note: If you are overwriting an existing system.data file to a new name. 4. Perform a nonprompted new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD Using this scenario. make sure you have reliable backups of your data and any customized applications or volume groups. select Finish now. the BOS Installation is complete. and configure the network communications (TCP/IP). 2. 5. Create a customized bosinst. At this point. For example. control_flow: CONSOLE = /dev/lft0 INSTALL_METHOD = overwrite PROMPT = noPROMPT = no EXISTING_SYSTEM_OVERWRITE = yes INSTALL_X_IF_ADAPTER = yes RUN_STARTUP = yes RM_INST_ROOTS = no ERROR_EXIT = CUSTOMIZATION_FILE = TCB = INSTALL_TYPE = full BUNDLES = http://www. This scenario involves the following steps: Create a customized bosinst. This step preserves the original bosinst. the Installation Assistant opens. as follows: Note: The following example includes automatic acceptance of software license agreements. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete.data file can be used to replicate one set of installation settings on other machines. Press Enter to begin the BOS installation.

data file.3 (or later) to AIX 5.data file and the new signature file to the diskette with the following command: ls . the BOS menus will display with a message explaining what information needs to be corrected. 2. The instructions on how to create a system backup are described later in this article.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix./bosinst. 3. you can migrate a system from AIX 4. 3. If the BOS installation program detects an error with a value in the bosinst. Save the new ASCII file and name it signature. Boot the system. Step 1. Prepare for the migration http://www.data file. before you perform a migration installation. Create the supplementary diskette and use it for installation. Back up the edited bosinst. Insert the diskette in the diskette drive of the target machine you are installing. Verify the contents of the edited bosinst.3. If you filled in the values correctly in the bosinst. 4.data file shipped with the installation media to answer the questions in the BOS menus. Using this scenario.data file on the diskette. Insert the AIX Volume 1 CD in the CD-ROM drive.3.data 5. Rather than the default bosinst. Create an ASCII file consisting of one word: data 2. make sure you have reliable backups of your data and any customized applications or volume groups. Copy the signature file to the root directory.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM SWITCH_TO_PRODUCT_TAPE = no RECOVER_DEVICES = yes BOSINST_DEBUG = no ACCEPT_LICENSES = yes INSTALL_64BIT_KERNEL = INSTALL_CONFIGURATION = DESKTOP = CDE target_disk_data: LOCATION = SIZE_MB = HDISKNAME = hdisk0 locale BOSINST_LANG = en_US CULTURAL_CONVENTION = en_US MESSAGES = C KEYBOARD = en_US 4.data file using the bicheck command: /usr/lpp/bosinst/bicheck bosinst. the BOS installation will begin.data Create a supplementary diskette 1.data /bosinst. Also./signature | backup -iqv Boot from the AIX product CD 1. Perform a migration BOS installation from CD Note: If you are overwriting an existing system. Copy the edited file to the root directory: cp /var/adm/ras/bosinst. the BOS installation program uses the customized bosinst. gather the TCP/IP information before you begin this scenario.html Page 5 of 27 .data .

To display a complete detailed report. must be physically connected and powered on.ibm. check out the AIX 5L Version 5 binary compatibility Web site. Make a backup copy of your system software and data.2GB of physical disk space. such as tape drives or CD/DVD-ROM drives. 10. For details on binary compatibility. If you have a graphics display. 5. Also.3. If you have an ASCII terminal. You can also check the AIX application availability guide.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. check if your applications are binary compatible with AIX 5L Version 5. you will see the keyboard icon on the screen when the beeps occur. 2. Boot from the AIX product CD 1. Before you begin the installation.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM Before starting the migration. 1 Start Install Now with Default Settings 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install 3 Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery http://www. Refer to your application documentation or provider to verify on which levels of AIX your applications are supported and licensed. 4. Step 2. 8. All requisite hardware. 5. Ensure that the root user has a primary authentication method of SYSTEM.html Page 6 of 27 . turn on your attached devices. 9. run the following command: # mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev/cdN /mnt where "N" is your CD drive number. Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter. Always refer to the release notes for the latest migration information. verify that there are no licensing issues. 6. you will see the word keyboard when the beeps occur. Reboot the system by typing the following command: # shutdown -r 4. 3. Insert the AIX Volume 1 CD into the CD-ROM device. Use the errpt command to generate an error report from entries in the system error log. You can check this condition by typing the following command: # lsuser -a auth1 root If needed. 3. When the system beeps twice. Verify that your applications will run on AIX 5L Version 5. Select the English language for the BOS installation menus by typing a 1 at the Choice field and press Enter. including any external devices. To mount the CD. change the value by typing the following command: # chuser auth1=SYSTEM root 2. type the following: # errpt -a 7. Select the system console by pressing F1 or 1 on an ASCII terminal and press Enter.3 requires 128MB of memory and 2. The instructions on how to create a system backup are described elsewhere in this article. other users who have access to your system must be logged off. Choice is indicated by >>>. 6. If they are not already on. 7. complete the following prerequisites: 1. Type 2 to select Change/Show Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field and press Enter. press F5 on the keyboard or 5 on an ASCII terminal. The Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance menu opens. There must be adequate disk space and memory available.3. Run the pre-migration script located in the mount_point/usr/lpp/bos directory on your CD. Check that your hardware microcode is up to date. AIX 5L Version 5. If your system is an application server.

2. 4. After a migration installation. the system will reboot. Migration Confirmation Either type 0 and press Enter to continue the installation. 3.. 2. Verify the system configuration. For more information about the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant.. >>> Choice[0]: Step 4.. These files are saved in /tmp/bos. Verify the selections in the Migration Installation Summary screen and press Enter. Verify migration installation settings and begin installation 1. List the saved Base System configuration files which will not be merged into the system.html Page 7 of 27 . Or.. 88 Help ? -----------------------------------------------------------WARNING: Selected files. >>> 0 Continue with the migration. see Installation Options in the AIX 5L Version 5. 1. or type the number of your choice and press Enter.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 88 99 >>> Help ? Previous Menu Choice [1]: 2 Step 3. Verify system configuration after installation After the migration is complete. the Installation Assistant opens on systems with an ASCII display. Verify the administrator (root user) password and network communications (TCP/IP) information. press F10 or ESC+0 to exit the Installation Assistant. Type 3 and press Enter to select More Options....3 Installation Guide and Reference.3. 5. Select the disk or disks you want to install. 4.ibm. 4. http://www.. When the Migration Confirmation menu displays.. Use any other options at this time. 3. Acceptance of license agreements is required before using system. Reboot without migrating.. 3... as follows: 1. type 88 and press Enter in the Installation Options menu.. Choose 2 or 3 for more information. and filesets (installable options) from the Base System will be removed. To use the Help menu to learn more about the options available during a migration installation. If migration is not the method of installation... follow the menu instructions to list system information or continue with the migration by typing 0 and pressing Enter...Migration Disk Where You Want to Install. And after a migration installation. Verify that migration is the method of installation..com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix.. the Configuration Assistant opens on systems with a graphics display. For more information about the installation options available in AIX 5L Version 5. You will be prompted to accept after the system reboots. 1 System Settings: Method of Installation. Select Primary Language Environment Settings after install. List directories which will have all current contents removed. select it now. Select Exit the Configuration Assistant and select Next. Select the Accept Licenses option to accept the electronic licenses for the operating system.3 Installation Guide and Reference. You can return to the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant by typing configassist or smitty assist at the command line..hdisk0 2... see the Configuring the Operating System section in the AIX 5L Version 5... directories... List the filesets which will be removed and not replaced.....

rte Output similar to the following displays: +-------------------------------------------------------------+ Summaries +-------------------------------------------------------------+ Installation Summary --------------------------------------------------------------Name Level Part Event Result --------------------------------------------------------------bos. see AIX 5L Version 5. It has been replaced by alt_disk_copy. When the login prompt displays. Run the /usr/lpp/bos/post_migration script. Check to see if the alt_disk_install fileset has been installed by running the following (Note: This command is obsolete in AIX 5L Version 5. Step 1.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix.bnd that contains the following filesets: I:bos. 3. Do not start the Configuration Assistant when restarting AIX and select Finish. and run a user-defined script to customize the AIX image on the alternate disk.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 5.html Page 8 of 27 . you can clone AIX running on rootvg to an alternate disk on the same system. install a user-defined software bundle. 2.rte Output similar to the following displays if the alt_disk_install fileset is not installed: lslpp: 0504-132 Fileset bos.alt_disk_install.alt_disk_install. the target alternate disk must not be already assigned to a volume group. Create a user-defined bundle called /usr/sys/inst. For information about alternate disk installation.3 Installation Guide and Reference. If you are in the Configuration Assistant.rte not installed.3. Using Volume 1 of the AIX installation media.alt_disk_install. Because the alternate disk installation process involves cloning an existing rootvg to a target alternate disk.): # lslpp -L bos.0 USR APPLY SUCCESS 4. log in as the root user to perform system administration tasks. Clone a rootvg using alternate disk installation Using this scenario.0.rte 5. Check the status of physical disks on your system.games http://www. 7.ibm.content_list I:bos.data/user_bundles/MyBundle. Prepare for the alternate disk installation 1. 6. select Finish now. Type: # lspv Output similar to the following displays: hdisk0 hdisk1 0009710fa9c79877 0009710f0b90db93 rootvg None active You can use hdisk1 as our alternate disk because no volume group is assigned to this physical disk.alt_disk_install. install the alt_disk_install fileset by running the following: # geninstall -d/dev/cd0 bos. and alt_rootvg_op. alt_disk_mksysb.3.

com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. To clone the rootvg to an alternate disk. 5. Check that the alternate disk was created by running the following: # lspv Output similar to the following displays: hdisk0 hdisk1 0009710fa9c79877 0009710f0b90db93 rootvg altinst_rootvg Step 3. see AIX 5L Version 5. By default. Select hdisk1 in the Target Disk to Install field. When the system reboots. 5. Reboot the system.txt touch /home/johndoe/xyz. 3. Type: # shutdown -r The system boots from the boot image on the alternate disk (hdisk1). 4. To check this. 6. Insert Volume 1 of the installation media. Perform the alternate disk installation and customization 1. 7. Select the MyBundle bundle in the Bundle to Install field.sh in the Customization script field.sh to contain the following lines: mkuser johndoe touch /home/johndoe/abc.sh chmod 755 /home/scripts/AddUsers.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM For more information on how to create a user-defined software bundle. Create a user-defined customization script called AddUsers. Edit /home/scripts/AddUsers. type the following: http://www.sh in the /home/scripts directory: touch /home/scripts/AddUsers.ibm. it will be running off the alternate disk.html Page 9 of 27 .3 Installation Guide and Reference. Boot from the alternate disk 1. Verify the operation 1.sh 7. Create the /home/scripts directory: mkdir /home/scripts 6. Press Enter to start the alternate disk installation. run the following: # bootlist -m normal -o Output similar to the following displays: hdisk1 2. Type /dev/cd0 in the Directory or Device with images field. Step 4.txt Step 2. type the following at the command line to open the SMIT menu: # smit alt_clone 2. Type /home/scripts/AddUsers. the alternate disk installation process changes the boot list to the alternate disk. To check this. 8.

Verify that the customization script ran correctly by typing the following: # find /home/johndoe -print Output similar to the following displays: /home/johndoe /home/johndoe/. Verify that the default selections for software source.master fileset and configures the NIM environment. Select Show the NIM environment and press Enter. 6.0 C Games Configure NIM using EZNIM Using this scenario. To display the NIM resources that have been created.0. Select Configure as a NIM Master and press Enter. you can perform a new and complete BOS installation on a NIM client. volume group. It is assumed that you have already configured the NIM master. Verify that the contents of your software bundle was installed by typing the following: # lslpp -Lb MyBundle Output similar to the following displays: Fileset Level State Description -----------------------------------------------------------bos. you can use the SMIT EZNIM option to configure the NIM environment for the first time.3. Install a client using NIM Using this scenario.content_list 5. and file system are correct for your environment. and defined the NIM client you want to install. see Configure NIM using EZNIM.sysmgt. b.html Page 10 of 27 . http://www.games 5.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. Type the following: # smitty eznim 2. if needed. defined the basic NIM resources.3. 3. Change the selections. The configuration involves creating the NIM database and populating it with several default entries.ibm. The SMIT EZNIM option installs the bos. Use the SMIT eznim_master_panel fast path to open the EZNIM Master menu.txt 3. Press Enter to begin configuring the NIM environment. 5. Select Setup the NIM Master Environment and press Enter. Several basic NIM resources will then be created and defined in the NIM database. 1.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM # lspv Output similar to the following displays: hdisk0 hdisk1 0009710fa9c79877 0009710f0b90db93 old_rootvg rootvg 2.profile /home/johndoe/abc. 4.0 C AIX Release Content List bos. do the following: a.nim.0.txt /home/johndoe/xyz. For a guide on configuring the NIM environment and defining resources.

7. 3.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM In this scenario you will do the following: 1. 2. Select the lpp_source resource for the BOS installation. 11. While using a pSeries® NIM server for AIX client management provides more functionality. 4. Use a bosinst_data resource to perform a nonprompted installation.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. 5. 1. Press Enter to confirm and begin the NIM client installation. NIMOL provides the following functions on Linux servers: Configuring services required to install AIX with NIM Performing a network installation of AIX http://www.data file for nonprompted installation. Use a resolv_conf resource to configure the network nameserver and domain. see Create a system backup to tape. Accept the default values for the remaining menu options. = boot = bid_tty_ow = 520lpp_res = nim_script = master_net_conf = 520spot_res = 0009710F4C00 = master = success Install AIX from a Linux server using NIM on Linux NIM on Linux (NIMOL) provides basic AIX software administration services from a Linux server. The NIMOL RPM included in the AIX product media provides basic NIM functionality for a Linux server. type: # lsnim -l va09 Output similar to the following displays: va09: class type default_res platform netboot_kernel if1 cable_type1 Cstate prev_state Mstate info boot bosinst_data lpp_source nim_script resolv_conf spot cpuid control Cstate_result = machines = standalone = basic_res_grp = chrp = up = master_net va09 0 = bnc = Base Operating System installation is being performed. You should first perform a system backup on the client to ensure safe system recovery. For more details. = BOS installation has been enabled. Select a target for the BOS installation operation. 8.html Page 11 of 27 . Select the SPOT resource for the BOS installation. see Perform a nonprompted new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD. Select the RESOLV_CONF to use for network configuration option and select a resolv_conf resource. = in the process of booting = BOS install 7% complete : 0% of operations completed. Select rte installation for the installation type. 3. For information on how to create a bosinst. 9. 10. Perform an BOS (rte) installation. 6. Select the BOSINST_DATA to use during installation option and select a bosinst_data resource that is capable of performing a nonprompted BOS installation. To check the status of the NIM client installation. Select the Accept New License Agreements option and select Yes. Type the following: # smit nim_bosinst 2.ibm.

Insert the AIX product CD that contains the NIMOL RPM into the Linux server. run the man command on the Linux server with the name of the specific NIMOL command. Insert the AIX product CD Volume 1 into the Linux server. nfs.2 with the 5200-04 Recommended Maintenance package and later. The command uses the dhcp server to respond to client bootp requests. Creating AIX installation resources http://www.0. which are requisite for SUSE LINUX 9.0 and Red Hat 9. complete the following: 1.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM Installing software updates on an AIX system Listing software installed on an AIX system Creating a backup of an AIX system that NIMOL can use to install other systems with NIM NIMOL is supported on SUSE LINUX 9.ibm. Install the NIMOL RPM by running the following commands: mount /dev/cdrom rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RPMS/linux/nimol* 5. Note: You should not manually modify the /etc/dhcpd.conf file because the modifications might interfere with the ability of NIMOL to add and remove subnet and host entries. and syslog. 4. For additional information on these commands.0 and Red Hat 9. Configuring the Linux server To configure the Linux server.0 only: dhcp-server tftp-server 3. Run the following command to configure the Linux server: nimol_config -C The nimol_config command configures the basic services required to install AIX on clients with NIM. such as bootp.html Page 12 of 27 . Note: NIMOL supports AIX 5L Version 5. 2.0: dhcp tftp nfs-utils gettext The following RPMs are additional requisites for Red Hat 9.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. tftp. Install the following RPMs. Read the NIMOL readme file in the /usr/share/doc/nimol directory for information on updates. Commands The following commands are shipped with the NIMOL RPM: nimol_config Configures a Linux server to install AIX with NIM nimol_install Sets up a client for AIX installation nimol_lslpp Lists software installed on an AIX client nimol_update Installs software updates onto an AIX client nimol_backup Creates an installable backup of an AIX client Note: These commands are available on the Linux server.

168.1. and the NIMOL server has a 192.ibm. run the following command: nimol_install -c client1 -g 192. When specifying the MAC address to nimol_install. 255. Select Install or Boot a Device. to set up a client with a client1 hostname. if you have existing AIX installation resources located in /export/aix/aix530.1. if the client installs AIX from the ent0 adapter with a 192.255.ibm.168.1 -m 00:60:08:3F:E8:DF \ -s 255. Press F1 when the keyboard icon is displayed to access the SMS menus. For example.0 -L aix530 After you run nimol_install.168.1. For example. For example. 6.0 subnet mask.255.20 client IP address. Power on the system.0 \ http://www. Run the nimol_backup command on the Linux server.html Page 13 of 27 . 3. then run the following command: nimol_backup -c myaixclient. as well as the other resources required to perform a network boot in the /export/aix/aix530 directory. 5.1 gateway.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix.10 IP address and is on the same subnet as the client. you can use the nimol_config command to define existing AIX installation resources that reside on your NIMOL server.0. For example. 2. and 00:60:08:3F:E8:DF MAC address with the "aix530" installation resources. colons are required. Select Information. Select Network.rhosts file on the AIX client. complete the following: 1. Run the bootlist command as follows: bootlist -m normal ent0 bserver=192. 1.168.com -L aix530 The nimol_backup command creates a mksysb backup of the client.0. Alternately. Make sure that your NIMOL Linux server has rhost permissions to the AIX client by editing the /.1. ethernet). To obtain the MAC address for the ent0 network adapter on a running client.168.255. This menu refers to your network card (for example. you will need the following information for the client: Hostname MAC address Subnet mask The following examples show how to obtain your MAC address.ibm.10 gateway=0. if the client is named myaixclient. run the following command: lscfg -vl ent0 To obtain the MAC address on an IBM eServer™ pSeries client that is not running. run the following command to define the resources for use with NIMOL: nimol_config -t /export/aix -L aix530 Setting up a NIMOL client You can set up a client for the installation of AIX with NIM by running the nimol_install command. 4. 192. This screen will contain the MAC address. Select Boot Options.255. 2. complete the following: 1. Before you run the nimol_install command.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM To create AIX installation resources.com and you want to name the installation resources aix530. you need access to an existing AIX client.1. you can specify a network boot using the bootlist command on a running AIX system.

these commands will not be available.rte" 1. run the following command: nimol_lslpp -c client1 -f "-L" To install the perl.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM client=192.20 2. copy the installp images into the lpp_source/installp/ppc sub-directory of the installation resources directory. The alternative remote access must be configured prior to using it with the NIMOL commands. This setting allows you to monitor the installation by viewing the /var/log/nimol.168. For example. run the following command: nimol_update -c client1 -L aix530 -p "perl. Determine if clients are set up to install by running the following command: nimol_install -l http://www. You also must copy the . 2. you can specify the -m option with the nimol_update command.rte software package from the aix530 installation resources. To install additional software. if your installation resources are located in the /export/aix/aix530 directory. power on the system and enter the System Management Services (SMS) menus by pressing F1 when the keyboard icon is displayed. or the nimol_backup command. You can then specify the network boot parameters and select the network device as the boot device. The following scenarios are tasks involved in maintaining the NIMOL client: To list the software that is installed on client1. The syslog daemon is configured to receive remote status by default. For example. the nimol_lslpp command.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix.log file on the NIMOL server. Run the following command to begin the installation: shutdown -Fr Note: If the client is not running.html Page 14 of 27 . the following command will use the /usr/bin/ssh directory to remotely access client1 during a software listing: nimol_lslpp -c client1 -f "-L" -m /usr/bin/ssh Unconfiguring the NIMOL server To unconfigure the NIMOL server. After the installation is complete. If you specify the -n option with the nimol_install command when you install AIX on the client machine.ibm. To use a different remote access other than rhost permissions.1. complete the following: 1. you can remove the setup for the client named client1 by running the following command: nimol_install -c client1 -r Maintaining the NIMOL client You can use the following commands to maintain the NIMOL client: nimol_update nimol_lslpp Note: The default option for the nimol_install command is intended for use on the client machine where you installed AIX. and the remote access method cannot prompt for a password. you will need to copy the installp images into the /export/aix/aix530/lpp_source/installp/ppc directory.toc file because Linux machines cannot create this file.

2. Copying passwords from the source to a target system can create security problems. Also. if you had the nfs service and the tftp service turned off prior to configuring NIMOL. Use the /etc/exclude. or set the RECOVER_DEVICES variable to no in the bosinst. Note: This backup procedure backs up files twice if a local directory is mounted over another local directory in the same file system. the files in the /tmp directory are then backed up twice. For example.ibm. This duplication might exceed the number of files that a file system can hold. Mount all file systems you want to back up. If you plan to use a backup image for installing other differently configured target systems. Note: The mksysb command does not back up file systems mounted across an NFS network. 4.data file. Use the chfs command to change the size of the file system. Unmount any local directories that are mounted over another local directory. then they are turned off again.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 2.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. to determine the free space in the /tmp directory. Make at least 12MB of free disk space available in the /tmp directory. Consider altering passwords and network addresses if you use a backup to make master copies of a source system. Remove the NIMOL RPM by running the following command: rpm -e nimol Create a system backup to tape Using this scenario. which can cause a future installation of the backup image to fail. Be sure you are logged in as root user. Prepare for system backup creation Before creating system backups. you must create the image before configuring the source system. Use the df command. 5. For more information about the bosinst. if network addresses are copied to a target system.html Page 15 of 27 . 7. 6. Step 1. The mksysb command backs up only mounted JFS (Journaled File System) and JFS2 (Enhanced Journaled File System) in the rootvg. Remove any clients that are listed as set to install by running the following command: nimol_install -r -c client 3. 5. For example. The mksysb command requires this working space for the duration of the backup.data file. which reports in units of 512-byte blocks. if necessary. Unconfigure NIMOL by running the following command: nimol_config -U This command restores services to the state they were before you configured NIMOL. the following command adds 12MB of disk space to the /tmp directory of a system with 4MB partitions: # chfs -a size=+24000 /tmp http://www. 3. You can define them again if you decide to configure the NIMOL server in the future.rootvg file to list files you do not want backed up. refer to Perform a new and complete overwrite BOS installation from CD. For example. you can create and verify a bootable system backup. also known as a root volume group backup or mksysb image. 4. duplicate addresses can disrupt network communications. complete the following prerequisites: 1. Remove the AIX installation resource labels that you created by running the following command: nimol_config -r -L aix530 Removing these labels removes all resources from the NIMOL server. if you mount /tmp over /usr/tmp.

data 4.ibm. Select Yes in the List Files field as they are backed up. Beginning in AIX 5L Version 5.sysbr fileset is installed on your system.sysbr fileset is automatically installed in AIX 5. Verify that your system is installed with all devices and kernel support by typing the following: # grep ALL_DEVICES_KERNELS /var/adm/ras/bosinst. You now have successfully created the backup of your rootvg. or be the same hardware platform as the source system. Output similar to the following displays: ALL_DEVICES_KERNELS = yes Use this scenario if your system was not installed with all devices and kernel support during BOS installation. 3. The bos.sysmgt. 10.sysmgt. To exclude certain files from the backup. 5. Note: If you plan to reinstall the backup to target systems other than the source system. To exit SMIT when the backup completes. Write-protect the backup tape. The target systems might not contain the same hardware devices or adapters. select Yes in the Create Map Files? field.sysmgt. such as tape and CD-ROM drives. the COMMAND: field changes to OK. 2.html Page 16 of 27 . Remove the tape and label it. all devices and kernel support are installed by default during the BOS installation process. Be sure to boot from the http://www. To determine if the bos.sysbr fileset. Because the system backup contains a boot image. If you are running any other programs during the backup. Clone a system using a system backup tape With a mksysb image. All hardware must already be installed. do not create map files. you can use this tape to start your system if for some reason you cannot boot from hard disks.sysbr fileset must be installed. Use the default values for the rest of the menu options. 9.sysmgt. 9. 12. you can clone one system image onto multiple target systems. install it before continuing with the backup procedure. or if the disk configuration of the source system might change before reinstalling the backup.3. you can create a mksysb image that boots and installs supported systems. Type the following: # installp -agqXd /dev/cd0 bos. The COMMAND STATUS screen displays. Note: AIX 5L Version 5. If you want to create map files. press F10 or Esc+0.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 8. 7. 8. Remember that these passwords become active if you use the backup to either restore this system or install another system.3 does not support uniprocessor kernel. Enter the smit mksysb fast path. select Yes in the Exclude Files field. select Yes in the Disable software packing of backup? field. Create a system backup to tape 1.sysbr If the lslpp command does not list the bos.sysmgt. Select the tape device in the Backup DEVICE or File field.2. The bos. 6. Press Enter to confirm and begin the system backup process.sysbr Step 2. showing status messages while the system makes the backup image. Record any root and user passwords that were backed up. require the same kernel (uniprocessor or multiprocessor). 11. including external devices.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. When the backup process finishes. type: # lslpp -l bos.sysmgt. If the Enable System Backups to install any system selection in the Install Software menu was set to Yes.

when cleaning up an update that was interrupted in the COMMITTING state. If an update installation is interrupted. To view the BOS installation log files. The cleanup procedure attempts to delete items that were partially installed or left in an incomplete state. the installation program automatically installs additional devices and the kernel (uniprocessor or multiprocessor) on your system using the original product media you booted from. do not remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive. Install AIX on a partition using HMC and a CD-ROM device http://www. it becomes the active version. then do so now. Select Install from a system backup. The cleanup procedure attempts to revert the update to its previous state. it can only be reinstalled or removed.html Page 17 of 27 . To initiate a cleanup procedure from the command line. Information is saved in the BOS installation log files. Select the drive containing the backup tape and press Enter. Note: It is recommended that you first perform a system backup before installing software updates to ensure safe system recovery. If the interruption occurs during the initial state of an installation. you might have executed the cleanup procedure when it was not needed.ibm. the cleanup procedure attempts to return the update to its APPLIED state. Select Clean Up After Failed or Interrupted Installation and press Enter. you can make modifications on the target system now. When the previous version is restored. If you get a message indicating that no products were found that could be cleaned up.log file in this directory. You are then prompted for the BOS installation language and the Welcome screen displays. the software is listed by the lslpp -l command as BROKEN.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. Any product in the BROKEN state cannot be cleaned up. see the AIX 5L Version 5. if you run lslpp -l on an interrupted update installation. The system reads the media and begins the installation. use BOS AIX 5. When the product is deleted or BROKEN. type installp -C on the command line and press Enter. If you are cloning from the product CD to restore a backup tape. you can clean up software products and service updates after an interrupted or failed installation. If your graphics adapter is different on the target system.3 BOS installation was unsuccessful.3 Installation Guide and Reference.3 media with a mksysb from a BOS AIX 5. For example. For example. because cloning is not supported in nonprompted installations. Clean up a failed software installation Using this scenario. If prompted to reboot (restart) the system after running the cleanup procedure. See the Create a system backup to tape. Try your installation again. If your AIX 5L Version 5. it might report the update status as APPLYING rather than APPLIED. 2. This scenario applies only to the update or installation of optional software products. Boot the system with the AIX Volume 1 CD in the CD-ROM drive and the system backup tape in the tape device. some products (such as graPHIGS) ship device-specific files. If the source system does not have the correct passwords and network information. After the mksysb installation completes. Continue with the prompted installation. For example. you will do the following: 1. 3. Also. In this scenario. When the previous version cannot be restored. then the cleanup procedure attempts to delete the installation entirely and restore the previous version of the product (if there is one). 4. Type smit maintain_software on the command line. you can attempt to reinstall the software. type cd /var/adm/ras and view the devinst. run the lslpp -l command to see the current state of the update. verify that the devicespecific filesets for graphics-related LPPs are installed. Use this how-to when installing a system backup tape to a different system.3 system. Select Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery. To initiate a cleanup procedure using SMIT: 1.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM appropriate product media for your system and at the same maintenance level of BOS as the installed source system on which the mksysb was made. 2.

Right-click on the partition to open the menu. b. Select Console and press Enter. PowerPC Firmware Version SF220_001 SMS 1.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. Set the boot mode for this partition to be SMS mode. do the following: a. determine which hard disk you will use to perform the AIX installation. Select Console 5. Select the media type that corresponds to the hard disk and press Enter. 2003 All rights reserved. select SMS. you will perform a new and complete AIX BOS installation on a logical partition using the partition's CD-ROM device. After you have successfully created the partition and partition profile. Setup Remote IPL (Initial Program Load) 3. Press the 5 key and press Enter to select 5. g. l. Select OK to close the Advanced options menu. Press the x key to exit the SMS menu. Select Boot Options ----------------------------------------------------------Navigation Keys: X = eXit System Management Services ---------------------------------------------------------. Step 3. Activate the partition a. CD/DVD. This procedure assumes that there is an HMC attached to the managed system.Main Menu 1. i. Press the 3 key and press Enter to select 3. j. h. b. Boot from the AIX 5L Volume 1.ibm. d. c. Boot from the AIX 5L Volume 1 1. leave the partition in the Ready state. Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter. Select the second Boot Device.html Page 18 of 27 . Before you begin this procedure. Select Language 2. Select Open a terminal window or console session at the bottom of the menu to open a virtual terminal (vterm) window. h. d. c. f. Be sure the correct profile is highlighted. k. and enough disk space for the AIX operating system to the partition. Select Boot Options. Select OK. Insert the AIX 5L Volume 1 CD into the CD device of the managed system. If you have more than one hard disk in your partition. Select the device number that corresponds to the hard disk and press Enter. For instructions about how to create a logical partition and partition profile.5 (c) Copyright IBM Corp. Press the 2 key to select 2. Select Advanced to open the Advanced options menu. as follows: a. Assign the SCSI bus controller attached to the CD-ROM device. In the SMS menu on the vterm. Confirm that you want to exit SMS. Change SCSI Settings 4. Type 2 to select Change/Show Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field and press Enter. The Activate Partition menu opens with a selection of partition profiles. e. f. Press the ESC key until you return to the Configure Boot Device Order menu. ---------------------------------------------------------. Select the device number that corresponds to the CD-ROM device and press Enter. refer to the Creating logical partitions and partition profiles article in the IBM eServer Hardware Information Center. 2000. A vterm window opens for the partition. Activate the partition 1. a network adapter. Choice is indicatedby >>>. 1 2 3 Start Install Now with Default Settings Change/Show Installation Settings and Install Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery http://www. For the Boot mode. g. Select first Boot Device. c. Press the 1 key and press Enter to select 1. In the SMS menu on the vterm 1. Press the 2 key and press Enter to select 2. Hard Drive. Select the media type that corresponds to the CD-ROM device and press Enter. Press the 5 key and press Enter to select 5. Select Activate. you should have already used the HMC to create a partition and partition profile for the client. The CD-ROM device is now the first device in the Current Boot Sequence list. Select Language for BOS installation menus and press Enter to open the Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance menu.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM Prerequisites In this procedure. Step 2.Type the number of the menu item and press Enter or select Navigation Key: 5 b. Select Boot Devices. Step 1. e.

Select Immediate for the Restart Options. When the Set Primary Language screen displays. e.html Page 19 of 27 . you can change the destination disk for the installation. The Installation and Settings screen displays with the selected disks listed under System Settings. change the primary language environment. Type 1 for New and Complete Overwrite in the Choice field and press Enter. After you have made all of your selections. Select the appropriate set of cultural convention. g. type 0 in the Choice field and press Enter.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 88 Help ? 99 Previous Menu >>> Choice [1]: 2 Step 4. When the Set Primary Cultural Convention screen displays. Most of the options are a predefined combination. Verify or change BOS installation settings 1. If the default shown is correct. Be sure the correct partition profile is highlighted. 2. For the Boot Mode. c. do the following: 1. as follows: http://www. c. Note: The installation methods available depend on whether your disk has a previous Version of AIX installed. as follows: a. c. 2. Do not press Enter a final time until you have finished selecting all disks. as follows: a. Select Open terminal window to open a virtual terminal (vterm) window. however. To choose a predefined Primary Language Environment. Switch the partition to Normal Mode. type the number in the Choice field that corresponds to the keyboard attached to the system and press Enter. select Normal. 1. d. Use the following steps to change the primary language used by this installation to select the language and cultural convention you want to use. Type 2 in the Choice field on the Installation and Settings screen to select the Primary Language Environment Settings option. Step 6. Complete the BOS installation 1. Type 1 in the Choice field to select the System Settings option. When the partition has restarted. If you must deselect a disk. type that number in the Choice field and press Enter. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete. type the number in the Choice field that corresponds to your choice for the primary language and press Enter. b. i. j. When the Set Keyboard screen displays. h.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. When the Change Disk(s) screen displays. If needed. e. Select the Settings tab. b. Note: Changes to the primary language environment do not take effect until after the BOS installation has completed and your system is rebooted.ibm. Select Restart Partition. To change the destination disk. and keyboard options. Verify or change BOS installation settings. you can define your own combination of options. d. Select Properties. Complete the BOS installation. Press Enter to confirm your selections and to begin the BOS installation. Step 5. type its number a second time and press Enter. Select Create Your Own Combination. To configure your own primary language environment. right-click on the partition to open the menu. b. do the following: a. Select MORE CHOICES. language. Right-click on the partition to open the menu. f. Right-click on the Partition profile to open the menu. Switch the partition to Normal Mode 1. Type the number for each disk you choose in the Choice field and press Enter. d. type 0 in the Choice field and press Enter. Select OK to close the Properties menu. e. type the number in the Choice field that corresponds to the cultural convention of your choice and press Enter. Confirm that you want to restart the partition. verify that the selections are correct. k. When you have finished selecting the disks.

http://www. Set Date and Time Set root Password Configure Network Communications Install Software Applications Using SMIT (information only) F1=Help F9=Shell F2=Refresh F10=Exit F3=Cancel F8=Image Enter=Do f. Enter the appropriate network information in the Minimum Configuration and Startup menu and press Enter. Install AIX on a partition without an HMC using the CD-ROM device In this procedure. Type vt100 as the terminal type. Select TCP/IP Startup. Make sure your hardware installation is complete. you will use the system's built-in CD-ROM device to perform a new and complete AIX BOS installation on the standalone system. including all external devices.html Page 20 of 27 . Please enter a terminal type and press Enter. Press F10 or Esc+0 to exit the License Agreement menu. Set Terminal Type The terminal is not properly initialized. select Set Date and Time. Ibm3101 Ibm3151 Ibm3161 Ibm3162 Ibm3163 Ibm3164 Ibmpc lft tvi912 tvi920 tvi925 tvi950 vs100 vt100 vt320 sun vt330 vt340 wyse30 wyse50 wyse60 wyse100 wyse350 88 Help ? 99 Exit +---------------------------Messages---------| If the next screen is unreadable. Prepare your system There must be adequate disk space and memory available. | | >>> Choice []: vt100 b. g. AIX 5L Version 5. Select from the Available Network Interfaces and press Enter. h. Select Set Root Password. d. and time zone. Some terminal types are not supported in non-English languages. Select Configure Network Communications. c. select Accept License Agreements. Step 1. Exit the Installation Assistant by typing F10 or Esc+0. e. Select Yes to ACCEPT Installed License Agreements. Set the correct date. Set a root password for the partition.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. Press the F3 or Esc+3 key to return to the Installation Assistant main menu. j.3 requires 128MB of memory and 2. the installation is complete. In the Installation Assistant main menu. time.ibm. i. Installation Assistant Move cursor to desired item and press Enter. Use the F3 or Esc+3 key to return to the Installation Assistant main menu. At this point. press | Break (Ctrl-c) to return to this screen.2GB of physical disk space.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM a. The vterm window displays a login prompt. In the License Agreement menu.

you will see the keyboard icon on the screen when the beeps occur. Boot from the AIX product CD 1...html Page 21 of 27 . 6.. 1 Start Install Now with Default Settings 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install 3 Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery 88 99 >>> Help ? Previous Menu Choice [1]: 2 Value For example: en0. DVD drives. The Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install http://www. 2. Installation and Settings Either type 0 and press Enter to install with current settings. Insert the AIX Volume 1 CD into the CD-ROM device. the primary language environment settings.. Make sure all external devices attached to the system. which includes the method of installation and disk where you want to install. 7. et0 Step 3... In the Installation and Settings screen. When the system beeps twice.ibm. such as CD-ROM drives. 2. 3. make sure you have the information in the following worksheet before proceeding with installation: Network attribute Network interface Host name IP address Network mask Nameserver Domain name Gateway Step 2. Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter.. the disk or disks you want to install. type 1 in the Choice field and press Enter.. Choice is indicated by >>>.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. If you have an ASCII terminal (also called a tty terminal).. Type 2 to select 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field and press Enter. If you have a graphics display. 4. are turned on.. 5. Select the English language for the BOS installation menus by typing a 1 in the Choice field. To change the system settings. press F5 on the keyboard or 5 on an ASCII terminal. Press Enter to open the Welcome to BOS Installation and Maintenance screen.. and the advanced options. Only the CD-ROM drive from which you will install AIX should contain the installation media. verify the installation settings are correct by checking the method of installation (new and complete overwrite). Set and verify BOS installation settings 1.. you will see the word keyboard when the beeps occur.hdisk0 >>> Choice [0]: 1 3.New and Complete Overwrite Disk Where You Want to Install. Select the system console by pressing F1 or 1 on an ASCII terminal and press Enter.. or type the number of the setting you want to change and press Enter. tape drives. and terminals. Type 1 for New and Complete Overwrite in the Choice field and press Enter.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM If your system needs to communicate with other systems and access their resources. Power on the system. 1 System Settings: Method of Installation..

To cancel a choice. set the password for the administrator (root user). Press Enter to begin the BOS installation. 4. Name 1 hdisk0 2 hdisk1 3 hdisk2 Location Code Size(MB) 04-B0-00-2. To unselect the destination disk. the Configuration Assistant opens on systems with a graphics display. 5. Select the Accept Licenses option to accept the electronic licenses for the operating system. Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install Type one or more numbers for the disk(s) to be used for installation and press Enter. 6.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM screen now displays. and configure network communications (TCP/IP).0 4296 4296 12288 VG Status Bootable none none none Yes Yes Yes >>> 0 Continue with choices indicated above 66 77 88 99 Disks not known to Base Operating System Installation Display More Disk Information Help ? Previous Menu >>> Choice [0]: 4. Step 4. Use the following steps to change the Cultural Convention. type a 0 in the Choice field and press Enter. At least one bootable disk must be selected. Configure the system after installation 1. 2.ibm. Or. In the Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen: a. press F10 or ESC+0 to exit the Installation Assistant.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. The current choice is indicated by >>>. c. as follows: Overwrite Installation Summary Disks: hdisk0 Cultural Convention: en_US Language: en_US Keyboard: en_US 64 Bit Kernel Enabled: No JFS2 File Systems Created: No Desktop: CDE Enable System Backups to install any system: Optional Software being installed: >>> 1 88 99 Continue with Install Help ? Previous Menu Yes >>> Choice [1]: 7.0 04-B0-00-6. the Installation Assistant opens. The Installation and Settings screen displays with the selected disks listed under System Settings. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete. b. Set the date and time. Select the appropriate keyboard and language options. Use any other options at this time. Verify that the selections are correct in the Overwrite Installation Summary screen. type the number again and press Enter. b. Language. Select hdisk0 by typing a 1 in the Choice field and press Enter. Type the number corresponding to English (United States) as the Cultural Convention in the Choice field and press Enter. You can return to the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant by typing configassist or smitty assist at the command line.0 04-B0-00-5. On systems with an ASCII display. To finish selecting disks. Type 2 in the Choice field on the Installation and Settings screen to select the Primary Language Environment Settings option. 3. type the corresponding number and Press Enter.html Page 22 of 27 . Change the Primary Language Environment Settings to English (United States). The disk will now be selected as indicated by >>>. Select Exit the Configuration Assistant and select Next. a. and Keyboard to English. http://www. After a new and complete overwrite installation.

He provides AIX support in the areas of system administration. Do not start the Configuration Assistant when restarting AIX and select Finish. Manage your system When the installation is complete and the system has rebooted. and sizing guides. the Resources section references many articles and Web links that provide you with a lot of useful information. and an instructor. Part 1: Configure VIO Server Step-by-step Virtualization configuration on an IBM eServer p5 server.3 Installation Guide and Reference AIX application availability guide IBM eServer pSeries Logical Partitioning: Installation and Configuration Step-by-step Virtualization configuration on an IBM eServer p5 server. Step 5.D.ibm.How to install AIX 5L 10/4/11 2:20 PM 5. Shiv has worked with AIX from its inception. Should you want to explore other possibilities or require other choices. http://www. performance tuning.3 Edition Redbook and has considerable experience as a software developer. Close [x] developerWorks: Sign in If you don't have an IBM ID and password. He holds a Ph. in Physics from Ohio University and can be reached at sdutta@us. If you are in the Configuration Assistant. the BOS installation is complete and the initial configuration of the system is complete.html Page 23 of 27 . problem determination. IBM ID: Forgot your IBM ID? Password: Forgot your password? Change your password After sign in: Stay on the current page Keep me signed in.com. Part 2: Configure client partitions Step-by-step Virtualization configuration on an IBM eServer p5 server.ibm. Resources Learn about: IBM software IBM eServer pSeries and AIX Information Center IBM eServer Hardware Information Center Read the following: AIX 5L Version 5. the vterm window displays a login prompt. At this point. select Finish now. Conclusion You can use a number of other ways to configure a system. June 2005) About the author Shiv Dutta is a technical consultant in the IBM Systems and Technology Group where he assists independent software vendors with the enablement of their applications on pSeries servers. register here.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-install-aix. Part 3: Configure virtual devices POWER5 virtualization: How to set up the IBM Virtual I/O Server (developerworks. Shiv was one of the co-authors of AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5. depending on the level of sophistication desired. system administrator.

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