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Status Planned for future release
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2023

NIM multitenancy

NIM is a single tenant application. In a multi tenant or complex environment a customer must install multiple NIM servers for different tenants or different network zones. It multiplies storage and compute used for the infrastructure. It is also difficult to synchronize resources between multiple NIM serves if it is needed.

The proposal is to add a new group resource, which can combine other different types of resources, like:

nim -o define -t customer -a server=master customer1

nim -o allocate -a lpp_source=lpp1 customer1

nim -o allocate -a lpp_source=lpp2 customer1

nim -o allocate -a machine=aix1 customer1

nim -o allocate -a script=myscript customer1

nim -o define -t customer -a server=master customer2

nim -o allocate -a lpp_source=lpp1 customer2

nim -o allocate -a machine=aix2 customer2

In this case machines (standalone or diskless or dataless) which assigned to customer1 can see and use only resources assigned to customer1 and no other resources.

nimclient -l from aix1 would show only the allocated (assigned) resources - lpp1, lpp2, aix1 and myscript, but no other resources.

nimclient -l from aix2 would show only lpp1 and aix2.

Idea priority Medium