Unattended Pristine Installation with IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager

Book description

Pristine installations of operating systems is a strategic method to ensure that the security of your machines is maintained and that no one has left accounts or Trojan horses on your servers waiting to be executed at a later date. For this reason, reasonable methods to complete this task from a central location is necessary to reduce IT costs.

Each vendor has produced software and methods for being able to roll out a new operating system in an unattended fashion. This IBM Redbooks publication ties each of those solutions into a centralized overall solution using IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2.

It is important to understand that all the features and enhancements tie together to enable the environment more flexibility, efficiency, and faster deployment, helping to cut costs and time. Pristine installation of software is the first important step of managing your networked computers. IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2 provides an "attended" pristine installation using the Pristine tool. This book explores integrating IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager with tools that provide unattended pristine installations.

Table of contents

  1. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  2. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this redbook
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  3. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Overview
    2. Attended versus unattended installations
    3. Attended pristine installation
    4. Unattended installations
    5. What this book covers
  4. Chapter 2: Integrating AIX NIM with IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager
    1. Overview of AIX Network Installation Management
      1. Installing the base operating system
      2. Installing and customizing the software
      3. Maintaining the software
      4. Configuring the machine
      5. Booting diagnostics
      6. Booting in maintenance mode
      7. Initializing diskless and dateless clients
      8. Installing BOS on an alternate disk
    2. Choosing a NIM master
    3. Basic NIM operations and configuration
      1. Configuring the master and creating basic installation resources
      2. Using installation images
      3. Using a mksysb image
      4. Using a SPOT-copy
      5. Performing a non-prompted BOS installation
      6. Installing to clients on ATM networks
      7. Customizing NIM clients and SPOT resources
      8. Supporting diskless and dataless clients
      9. Adding a diskless or dataless client
    4. NIM client operations
    5. Advanced NIM installation tasks
      1. Controlling the master or client
      2. Disabling master push permissions
      3. Resetting machines
      4. Using client machines as resource servers
      5. Defining machine groups
      6. Adding new members to machine groups
      7. Removing members from machine groups
      8. Including and excluding a group member from operations
      9. Using resource groups to allocate related resources
      10. Managing software on standalone clients and SPOT resources
    6. Advanced NIM configuration tasks
      1. Removing machines from the NIM environment
      2. Creating additional interface attributes
      3. Using the installp command
    7. Integrating NIM with IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager
      1. Creating tasks
      2. Executing tasks
    8. Installing BOS on a NIM client from IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager
  5. Chapter 3: Integrating Tivoli Configuration Manager and Remote Deployment Manager
    1. Benefits of using Remote Deployment Manager
      1. Remote Deployment Manager components
    2. Installing Remote Deployment Manager
      1. Installing IBM Director Server Version 4.1 (1/2)
      2. Installing IBM Director Server Version 4.1 (2/2)
      3. Installing the Remote Deployment Manager Server (1/2)
      4. Installing the Remote Deployment Manager Server (2/2)
    3. Defining Remote Deployment Manager tasks
      1. Windows Native Install task (1/2)
      2. Windows Native Install task (2/2)
      3. Creating the Service Pack 3 install image
      4. Creating a Tivoli endpoint install image
      5. Creating an install task
    4. Executing the Remote Deployment Manager task
      1. Remote Deployment Manager command line interface
  6. Chapter 4: System Installation Suite
    1. SIS concepts
    2. SIS installation and configuration
      1. Installing SIS on the image server
      2. Installing SIS on the golden client
      3. SIS in action
      4. Integrating the SIS client with Tivoli Configuration Manager
      5. Scaling the solution
  7. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. How to get IBM Redbooks
    5. Help from IBM
  8. Index (1/2)
  9. Index (2/2)
  10. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: Unattended Pristine Installation with IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager
  • Author(s): Stephen Hochstetler, Abhijit Chavan, José Edmar Santos, Tadashi Sugawara
  • Release date: August 2003
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None