You can use a network-attached storage (NAS) device to store your Network Installation Management (NIM) resources by using the nas_filer resource server.
NIM support allows the hosting of file-type resources (such as mksysb, savevg, resolv_conf, bosinst_data, and script) on a NAS device. The resources can be defined in the NIM server database, and can be used for installation without changing any network information or configuration definitions on the Shared Product Option Tree (SPOT) server.
The nas_filer resource server is available in the NIM environment, and requires an interface attribute and a password file. You must manually define export rules and perform storage and disk management before you use any NIM operations.
To create resources on a NAS device by using the nas_filer resource server, complete the following steps:
Define the nas_filer object. You can enter a command similar to the following example:
Define a mksysb file that exists on the NAS device as a NIM resource. You can enter a command similar to the following example:
If necessary, create a new resource (client backup) on the NAS device. You can use the following command to create a mksysb resource:
If necessary, copy an existing NIM resource to the nas_filer object. You can use the following command to copy a mksysb resource.
SOURCE: IBM Knowledge Center