The space on the C Drive is almost full. Is there a way to move the Operating System Installation Management (OSIM) images to a different drive?
All versions of CA Client Automation
Follow the procedure below to change the OSIM image store location.
- Make sure that the Boot server is configured for TFTP Access
- This can be checked by issuing the 'sdbsswitch' command
- run sdbsswitch -L, if the Boot server is configured for share access then change this to TFTP using the command 'sdbsswitch -t'
- Stop caf
Move the OSIM image Store
- Issue the command 'caf stop'
Update the Comstore with new path of the OSIM Image Store
- The ManagedPC directory is the starting directory of the OS image store.
- The default location is "%Program Files%\CA\DSM\Server\SDBS\var\managedpc'.
- The Complete ManagedPC directory must be moved to the new location
- This requires one of 2 commands
Ccnfcmda -cmd setparametervalue -ps/itrm/scalability_server/osim/ManagedPC -pn InstallPath -v <newPath>
Ccnfcmda -cmd setparametervalue -ps/itrm/scalabilityserver/osim/ManagedPC -pn InstallPath -v <newPath>
- Only one of these commands needs to be run dependent on the version of ITCM installed. To determine which command is required run the following 2 Commands:
ccnfcmda -cmd getparametervalue -ps /itrm/scalability_server/osim/ManagedPC -pn InstallPath
ccnfcmda -cmd getparametervalue -ps /itrm/scalabilityserver/osim/ManagedPC -pn InstallPath
One of the commands will return the current value in the comstore and the other will return getparametervalue: CCNF_PARAMSECTION_NOT_FOUND
The above command that returns the current value contains the correct value for -ps on that server.
If ManagedPC is moved for example to E:\osim\ManagedPC\ the value for <NewPath> should be set to E:\osim\
In this example the command should be: ccnfcmda -cmd setparametervalue -ps/itrm/scalability_server/osim/ManagedPC -pn InstallPath -v "E:\OSIM\"
Reconfigure the boot server for share access if this was the original configuration using the command 'sdbsswitch -s'.
- Issue the command 'caf start'
When entering the value for <NewPath> in step 4 be sure to include the backslash (\) at the end of the path. Failure to do so will cause the createosimage command to fail with the following problems:
Failure when attempting to create a new OS Image either through command line or Wizard (Wizard in r12 only)
Createosimage -x does not return any results and in r12 the Local OS Images windows in the Image prepare system is empty
ERROR: The OS-Image is not valid!
when running createosimage -d <image_name> to delete an osimage.