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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

Sample Site Setup

Create the Document Root Directory

Create the WAN Boot Miniroot

Check the Client OBP for WAN Boot Support

Install the wanboot Program on the WAN Boot Server

Create the /etc/netboot Hierarchy

Copy the wanboot-cgi Program to the WAN Boot Server

(Optional) Configure the WAN Boot Server as a Logging Server

Configure the WAN Boot Server to Use HTTPS

Provide the Trusted Certificate to the Client

(Optional) Use Private Key and Certificate for Client Authentication

Create the Keys for the Server and the Client

Create the Solaris Flash Archive

Create the sysidcfg File

Create the Client's Profile

Create and Validate the rules File

Create the System Configuration File

Create the wanboot.conf File

Check the net Device Alias in OBP

Install Keys on the Client

Install the Client

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Create the Client's Profile

For the wanclient-1 system, create a profile that is named wanclient_1_prof. The wanclient_1_prof file contains the following entries, which define the current Solaris release software to be installed on the wanclient-1 system.

# profile keywords         profile values
# ----------------         -------------------
install_type               flash_install
partitioning               explicit
filesys                    c0t1d0s0 4000 /
filesys                    c0t1d0s1 512 swap
filesys                    c0t1d0s7 free /export/home

The following list describes some of the keywords and values from this example.


The profile installs a Solaris Flash archive on the clone system. All files are overwritten as in an initial installation.


The compressed Solaris Flash archive is retrieved from wanserver-1.


The file system slices are determined by the filesys keywords, value explicit. The size of root (/) is based on the size of the Solaris Flash archive. The size of swap is set to the necessary size and is installed on c0t1d0s1. /export/home is based on the remaining disk space. /export/home is installed on c0t1d0s7.