Can I pxe boot an aix box and how ?

Can I pxe boot an aix box and how ?

I know how to do it in redhat

We are in a mixed environment and the boss just had a 12 hour fun fest when a box went boom.

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PXE is for INTEL style processors exclusively, and AIX does not run on that architecture.

So the answer is: No, you can't.

TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Can I boot off the network with AIX ?  

the OS went boom

... Which doesn't mean that you can't boot an AIX box over the net!
Instead of a PXE server you'll need a network boot server, e.g a NIM server (which is basically a bootp server) to accomplish this.
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Bare metal restore
You can only recover a machine if you have a valid mksysb image of this machine's rootvg.

The classic way is then:

- Set up a NIM master server (part of the AIX base).

The required fileset are:

-  Create an mksysb NIM resource out of the client's existing mksysb file.

-  Create a SPOT out of this resource. Again, use "smitty nim"
A SPOT is something like a /usr filesystem which is used during the net boot process to build what in the Linux world id called an Initial RAM Disk.

- Define a client (the machine to be recovered) on the master. ("smitty nim", what else).

- Set up this machine to boot over the net and to restore the mksysb.

- Boot the client machine into SMS, then configure the network adapter as the boot medium, configure client IP, master IP, gateway and mask.

- Boot over the net. The restoration of the mksysb image will start.

- When finished, the client reboots from disk.

- Done.

Here is a short HOWTO:

and here is the Redbook:



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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Thank you WMP  

Again you have saved ......

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