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Figure 2-3 Shared NIM and IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager environment
2.7.1 Creating tasks
We create tasks in IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager to execute installations
scripts, configuration and administration of NIM resources, and installation of
gateways and endpoints.
To create tasks in a policy region:
1. Run the tivoli command to display the Tivoli desktop.
2. Double-click the policy region in which you want to create the task. The policy
region window, where you can create a task library, opens, as shown in
Figure 2-4 on page 40.
Tivoli Server
Managed Node
Gateway
Managed Node
Gateway
Endpoint
Manager
Endpoints
NIM
Server
NIM
Client
NIM
Clients
Endpoints
NIM
Clients
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Figure 2-4 Creating a task library
3. Select TaskLibrary from the policy region’s Create menu to display the
Create Task Library dialog box, as shown in Figure 2-5.
Figure 2-5 Create Task Library dialog box
4. Enter the task library name and click Create & Close.
5. Double-click the new task library you just created. The dialog box in which to
create the task opens, as shown in Figure 2-6 on page 41.
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Figure 2-6 Creating a task
6. Select Task from the task library Create menu. The Create Task dialog box
opens, as shown in Figure 2-7 on page 42.
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Figure 2-7 Create Task dialog box
7. Enter the name of the task you want to create.
8. Under Tasks Properties area, select AIX as the supported platform. The
dialog box shown in Figure 2-8 on page 43 opens.

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