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).