Creating tasks

The Linux Scripting ToolkitServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition provides tasks to perform all of its supported functions. You can either use these tasks as they are or create new ones. This topic describes the process for creating new tasks.

Before you begin

Before creating a new task, you should gather the information required to complete the task. This information includes system settings, controller information, and available firmware updates for pre-installation tasks, the location of the operating system files, name of the answer file for operating system deployment tasks, and the location of the IBM Systems Director Agent for post-installation tasks.

About this task

To create new tasks, you use an existing task as a template. The Toolkit provides pre-configured tasks for the supported task types. You cannot create tasks of a type not supported by the Toolkit.


  1. Start the Linux Scripting Toolkit Console: ./opt/ibm/sgtk/
  2. Select the type of task you want to create from the Tasks section of the navigation menu.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Enter the name of your new task.
  5. Select the template that will be the base of your new task.
  6. Click Create.

What to do next

The new task is displayed in the task repository. You can now select the task for editing.