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Setting up NIM for different networks

Setting up NIM for different networks

Setting up NIM for different networks


I am struggling setting up a NIM master to serve hosts on a network that is not directly accessible through the "master"-s default interface. I now that I need to set up network definitions and maybe NIM routes, but got confused.

The master has 2 interfaces:
* en0 holding the address which is belonging to its hostname, therefore the AIX default gateway is using that interface (let's call this Network-master1)
* en1 holding IP address from another network. Hosts from this network are enabled to communicate with hosts from my target network, but that communication needs a static route to be set up in the OS - as the default gw routes in a wrong direction. (Let's cal this Network-master2)

And there is another network, holding the to-be-clients - Let's call this Network-client

Every object is served from the master. If I understand correctly, I only need NIM routes is some objects are served from different nodes, thus I would not need this. Is that right?

I tried to set up a second install interface for the master, but as it is part of Network-master2 and not Network-client, I was unable to make NIM to set bootp server address to its second interface IP. It always put "sa=IP.ON.FIRST.INTERFACE" and therefore the client is unable to get its boot package.

Now I am stuck. Can you please help me?

Best regards,

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