So I have changed it to a seperate volume group - and have the files placed in /data/suma.(By the way, you probably need to be root to go further - almost forgot to mention that!Note - the machine serving the resource is not the master nim server, but a client machine (here x054)[email protected]:[/]lsnim -l lpp_5307_suma lpp_5307_suma: class = resources type = lpp_source comments = SUMA maintained updates for AIX 5307 arch = power Rstate = ready for use prev_state = unavailable for use location = /data/suma alloc_count = 0 server = x054 Superseded Fileset Updates -------------------------- Fileset updates listed in this section will not be installed. You can download service pack, or technology level.You can also download latest service pack of latest technology level for the HIGHEST release in the client list.For all others I now use SUMA to collect updates and distribute them to other systems via a software server.
So, along with all the downloads, there are lines like these: This pretty much takes care of getting the updates. On my NIM server I create a lpp_source that points at /data/suma on the system doing the downloads.Each action from the action list can be executed independently or together: check, altdisk_copy, update, altdisk_cleanup action_list: $ lsnim -l 7100--lpp_source 7100--lpp_source: class = resources type = lpp_source arch = power Rstate = ready for use prev_state = unavailable for use location = /export/nim/lpp_source/7100- simages = yes alloc_count = 1 server = master Copyright 2016, International Business Machines Corporation Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.You may obtain a copy of the License at Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.You will probably get something similar to this: I hopes this helps you with managing your AIX software updates.If you have any questions - or suggestions for improvements - please post on the forums!A nim lpp_source resource is automatically created for fixes to be installed. If space is needed, filesystem is automatically extended by increment of 100MB.