Stores configuration information used by the Network Install Manager (NIM).
The .info file contains a series of Korn shell variable assignments used by NIM. The .info file is created by NIM for each client. During network boot, the rc.boot program uses several of these variables to control processing.
If a client is initialized by NIM, the .info file is copied into that client's /etc directory as the /etc/niminfo file. The nimclient command uses the /etc/niminfo file to communicate with the NIM master server.
Note: The following variable groups are based upon the function of the variables that they contain. The .info file itself is not divided into categories.
|ROUTES||Contains all the routing information the client needs in order to access any allocated NIM resource. This information is presented as a series of space-separated stanzas, each in the following format:|
|SPOT||Specifies the location of the shared product object tree (SPOT) to be used during the boot process. This variable contains the host and pathname of the client's SPOT in the following format:|
|RC_CONFIG||Specifies the file name of the rc.config script to use.|
|NIM_HOSTS||Provides information used to construct an /etc/hosts file for the client. The value is formatted as follows:|
|ROOT|| Specifies the host and path name of the client's root directory in
the following format:
|MOUNTS|| Contains a series of space-separated stanzas, each composed of a
remote directory specification and the point where it should be mounted. The
stanzas are in the following format:
|NIM_NAME||Designates the name of the client's NIM machines object.|
|NIM_CONFIGURATION||Specifies the client's NIM configuration machine type.|
|NIM_MASTER||Specifies the IP address of the NIM master server.|
|NIM_MASTER_PORT||Specifies the port number to use for client communications.|
|NIM_REGISTRATION_PORT||Specifies the port number to use for client registration.|
|NIM_MAX_RETRIES||Specifies the maximum number of retries for communication attempts with the nimesis daemon.|
|NIM_MAX_DELAY||Sets the amount of time to wait between retries for communication with the nimesis daemon.|
The following variables are used by NIM to control Base Operating System (BOS) installation operation:
|NIM_BOSINST_DATA||Specifies the RAM file system path name to the bosinst.data file to be used. This variable has the following format:|
|NIM_BOS_IMAGE||Specifies the RAM file system path name to the BOS image.|
|NIM_CUSTOM||Specifies the path name of the customization script to execute after BOS installation.|
The rc.dd script uses the following variables to perform boot specific processing to create certain NIM resources.
|DTLS_PAGING_SIZE||Contains the paging-space size that you specify. If you have not set the paging space, the value is NULL and the rc.dd_boot script defaults to a paging space twice that of the client's RAM space.|
|DTLS_LOCAL_FS||Contains a list of acronyms specifying the filesystems to be created locally on the client. The possible values are tmp and home.|
The following is an example of a .info file:
#----------------Network Install Manager--------- # warning - this file contains NIM configuration information # and should only be updated by NIM export NIM_NAME=dua export NIM_CONFIGURATION=standalone export NIM_MASTER_HOSTNAME=satu export NIM_MASTER_PORT=1058 export NIM_REGISTRATION_PORT=1059 export RC_CONFIG=rc.bos_inst export SPOT=tiga:/usr export NIM_CUSTOM=/tmp/dua.script export NIM_BOS_IMAGE=/SPOT export NIM_BOS_FORMAT=master export NIM_HOSTS=" 22.214.171.124:satu 126.96.36.199:tiga " export MOUNTS=" tiga:/export/logs/dua:/var/adm/ras:dir tiga:/export/nim/simages :/SPOT/usr/sys/inst.images:dir satu:/export/nim/scripts/dua.script:tmp/dua.script:file "
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