Registering AIX NFS repositories

Use the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to register the directory of a targeted AIX endpoint as an NFS repository. Registration is required to be able to use the AIX NFS Repository Management feature in the wizard to download and manage the technology level and service pack fix packs on an NFS repository. You can register only one location on an endpoint as an NFS repository.

Before you begin

  • Activate the AIX Registered NFS Server Information analysis.
  • Ensure that the BigFix server and endpoints have sufficient disk space to store the necessary filesets. For more information on suggested disk spaces sizes, see Best Practices: Patching AIX System Using BigFix from the BigFix developerWorks.

About this task

The task that is created by the wizard enables the Network File System (NFS) service on the default folder location or user specified location of the targeted AIX systems.


  1. From the BigFix console, click Patch Management > OS Vendors > IBM AIX > AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard.
  2. Click NFS Repository Management.
  3. Click Register AIX NFS Repositories.
    Figure 1. Registering AIX NFS Repositories

    Registering AIX NFS Repositories
  4. If you do not want to use the default folder location, which is /var/opt/BESClient/__BESData/__AIX_NFS_REPO, as the directory to be the NFS share, deselect the related check box.
  5. Click Register Endpoints to select the target endpoints.
    If you deselected the default folder location check box, you are prompted to enter an existing directory on the endpoint that you want to register.
    Note: The directory must already exist on the endpoint before deploying the action. It also must contain folder permissions to use NFS.
  6. Select the target endpoints and click OK.
  7. Deploy the action.

What to do next

Refresh the wizard when the action completes.