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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Preface

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)

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

Managing Diskless Clients (Task Map)

Preparing for Managing Diskless Clients

x86: How to Prepare for Adding Diskless Clients in a GRUB Based Boot Environment

How to Prepare for Adding Diskless Clients in Oracle Solaris 10

How to Add OS Services for Diskless Client Support

x86: How to Add a Diskless Client in the GRUB Based Boot Environment

How to Add a Diskless Client in Oracle Solaris 10

x86: How to Boot a Diskless Client With GRUB

SPARC: How to Boot a Diskless Client in Oracle Solaris 10

How to Remove Diskless Client Support

How to Remove OS Services for Diskless Clients

Patching Diskless Client OS Services

Displaying OS Patches for Diskless Clients

How to Add an OS Patch for a Diskless Client

Troubleshooting Diskless Client Problems

Troubleshooting Diskless Client Installation Problems

How to Locate and Install Missing ARCH=all Packages

Troubleshooting General Diskless Client Problems

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

Index

Managing Diskless Clients (Task Map)

The following table identifies the procedures that are required to manage diskless clients.

Task
Description
For Instructions
1. (Optional) Enable Solaris Management Console logging to view diskless client error messages.
Choose Log Viewer from the console main window to view diskless client error messages.

2. Prepare for adding a diskless client.

Verify supported releases and identify the platform, media path, and cluster (or software group) of each diskless client.
3. Add required OS services to an OS server.
Add the OS services for the diskless clients you want to support by using the smosservice command. You must identify the platform, media path, and each diskless client platform that you want to support.
4. Locate and install any ARCH=all packages that were missed when you added OS services to the server.

Note - To avoid having to add these packages to each diskless client individually, perform this task prior to adding diskless client support.


The smosservice add command does not install any root (/) or /usr packages that are designated ARCH=all. These packages must be installed manually after adding the OS services to the OS server.
5. Add a diskless client.
Add diskless client support by specifying all required information with the smdiskless command.
6. Boot the diskless client.
Verify that a diskless client was successfully added by booting the diskless client.
7. (Optional) Delete diskless client support.
Delete support for a diskless client, if it is no longer required.
8. (Optional) Delete OS services for a diskless client.
Delete OS services for a diskless client, if they are no longer needed.
9. (Optional) Patch OS services.
Add, delete, list, or synchronize patches for diskless client OS services.