This command copies an OS image to the management server so it can be installed on the provisionable servers.
You can copy an OS image, called an OS distribution, from ISO files, CDs, or a DVD. Note that N1 System Manager does not support copying Solaris OS CDs and CD ISO files. You must copy a Solaris DVD or DVD ISO file.
A minimum of 3.0 Gbytes should be allocated for each OS distribution you plan to provision.
On a Solaris-based management server, OS distributions are stored as follows:
– Linux OS distributions are stored in /var/opt/SUNWscs/share/allstart
– Solaris OS distributions are stored in /var/js
On a Linux-based management server, OS distributions are stored as follows:
– Linux OS distributions are stored in /var/opt/sun/scs/share/allstart/
– Solaris OS distributions are stored in /var/opt/sun/scs/share/allstart/jumpstart/
When copying an OS distribution from multiple installation CDs, you need to run the create os command multiple times with the same OS distribution name. For example, if you are trying to copy an OS distribution that is provided on two CDs, you must insert the first CD, run the create os command, and wait for the job to complete. Once the first job completes, you then must insert the second CD, run the create os command again, and wait for the job to complete. The OS distribution is successfully installed when the second job completes.
When copying the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP1 distribution, you must run the create os command multiple times. First, copy the SLES 9 base distribution. When that job finishes, you can then copy the SLES 9 Update 1 distribution.
A default OS profile is automatically created for each newly created OS distribution, with the same name as the OS distribution. The default profile is provided as an example. Most of the time, you will have to update the default profile to match your hardware or it may be easier to just create a new profile. Use the show osprofile osprofile command to see the configuration of an OS profile.
Copy an OS distribution from ISO files:
create os os file file[,file...]
Copy an OS distribution from an installation CD/DVD:
create os os cdrom cdrom
file – The name of an ISO file accessible from the management server. A fully qualified path is required.
cdrom – The fully qualified path to the installation CD/DVD. For Solaris DVDs, the slice must be specified as part of the path. For example, /cdrom/cdrom/s2.
os – A name for the OS distribution.