IZ46137: NIMINIT DOES NOT PASS THE CORRECT NETBOOT_KERNEL VALUE APPLIES TO AIX 5300-08

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When we have NIM server at AIX level 6.1 and NIM clients
    at AIX 5.3 and 5.2.  Niminit command does not pass the
    correct netboot_kernel value.
    For example on 5.2 and 5.3 clients
    Using smitty niminit
    we fill out the client name, network install Interface
    and
    master and leave the kernel as "mp"
    We see that it does not pass the -k flag to the niminit
    command, and hence the client is configured as
    netboot_kernel = 64
    on the NIM master.
    

Local fix

  • Workaround is to use niminit command manually and pass
    the
    "-k" flag.
    

Problem summary

  • The smit menu field for choosing a network boot kernel
    is now a reuired field so that the specified kernel
    will be used when creating the NIM client machine.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The AIX releases prior to AIX61 can use up, mp, and
    64bit kernels for network booting as a NIM client.
    This is now enforced from the smit NIM init client
    menus where before the AIX 61 master would default
    to 64 bit kernel.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 5200-10 - use AIX APAR IZ33412
    5300-06 - use AIX APAR IZ46481
    5300-07 - use AIX APAR IZ46456
    5300-08 - use AIX APAR IZ46137
    5300-09 - use AIX APAR IZ46159
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ46137

  • Reported component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Reported component ID

    5765G0300

  • Reported release

    530

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2009-03-13

  • Closed date

    2009-03-13

  • Last modified date

    2010-05-13

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IZ33412

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    U826078

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G0300

Applicable component levels

  • R530 PSY U826078

       UP09/04/27 I 1000



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More support for:

AIX family

Software version:

530

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

IZ46137

Modified date:

2010-05-13

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