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1.  Oracle Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)

2.  Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)

3.  Working With the Oracle Java Web Console (Tasks)

4.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

5.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

6.  Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

What's New in Managing Client-Server Support?

Support for Specifying Platform by Using the bootadm -p Command

nfs4_domain Keyword Impacts Diskless Client Boot

x86: Diskless Client Changes That Apply toGRUB

x86: Changes to the smdiskless Command

Where to Find Client-Server Tasks

What Are Servers, Clients, and Appliances?

What Does Client Support Mean?

Overview of System Types

Description of a Server

Stand-Alone Systems

Diskless Clients

Description of an Appliance

Guidelines for Choosing System Types

Diskless Client Management Overview

OS Server and Diskless Client Support Information

Diskless Client Management Features

Working With Diskless Client Commands

Required RBAC Rights for Diskless Client Management

Adding OS Services

Adding OS Services When the OS Server Has Been Patched

Disk Space Requirements for OS Servers

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

8.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

9.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

10.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

11.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

12.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

13.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

15.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

16.  x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)

17.  Working With the Oracle Solaris Auto Registration regadm Command (Tasks)

18.  Managing Services (Overview)

19.  Managing Services (Tasks)

20.  Managing Software (Overview)

21.  Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)

22.  Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks)

23.  Managing Patches

A.  SMF Services


Chapter 6

Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

This chapter describes the management of server and client support on a network. Overview information is provided about each system configuration (referred to as a system type) that is supported in the Oracle Solaris OS. This chapter also includes guidelines for selecting the appropriate system type to meet your needs.

Note - You cannot use the smosservice and the smdiskless commands on systems that have an Oracle Solaris ZFS root file system installed. This is a known issue with all Solaris releases that support the installation of a ZFS root file system.

You can quickly provision systems that run a UFS root file system or a ZFS root file system by using the Solaris Flash installation feature. For more information, see Installing a ZFS Root File System (Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation) in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.

The following is a list of the information that is in this chapter:

For step-by-step instructions about how to manage diskless client support, see Chapter 7, Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks).