The following prerequisites must be met before you can install the N1 System Manager software:
The hardware must be connected and configured as described in Chapter 2, Sun N1 System Manager System and Network Preparation, in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Site Preparation Guide.
An OS version appropriate for the management server hardware type must be installed on the N1 System Manager management server, as described in Chapter 3, Installing and Configuring an OS on the Management Server, in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Site Preparation Guide.
If you plan to provision windows to managed servers, you should install and configure a Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) server before installing and configuring N1 System Manager. For further information, see Setting Up a Windows Remote Installation Services Server in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Site Preparation Guide.
If you install a RIS server after completing N1 System Manager installation and configuration, you can add the RIS server to your N1 System Manager network by running the N1 System Managerconfiguration process as described in Configuring the N1 System Manager.
If the server you have selected for the management server has a DVD drive installed, you can install the Sun N1 System Manager software from the installation DVD-ROM as described in To Install the N1 System Manager Software.
If the server you have selected for the management server does not have a DVD drive installed, you must download, unpack, and mount the N1 System Manager installation ISO image as described next in To Download and Mount the Sun N1 System Manager Installation ISO Image.
Log in as root to the management server.
Downloads of large files using web browsers can sometimes fail. For this reason, use the Sun Download Manager to download the N1 System Manager installation ISO image. For instructions about how to download and install the Sun Download Manager, go to http://www.sun.com/download/sdm/index.xml.
Download and unpack the N1 System Manager installation ISO image to the management server.
Refer to your N1 System Manager eFulfillment documentation and email for your download location, and download the ISO image appropriate for the operating system you have installed on your management server:
Unpack the N1 System Manager installation ISO image zip file.
Type unzip ISO-image-name.zip, where ISO-image-name is the name of the N1 System Manager installation ISO image zip file that you downloaded.
Assume you have saved the N1 System Manager installation ISO image in the management server root directory as n1sm-install.iso, and that the ISO image is to be mounted on the mount point directory named /n1sminstall. You would then create the mount point directory and mount the ISO image as follows:
# mkdir /n1sminstall # lofiadm -a /n1sm-install.iso /dev/lofi/1 # mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 /n1sminstall/
If your management server has other lofi devices installed, the lofiadm -a /n1sm-install.iso command displays a different lofi device, for example /dev/lofi/2. Use the name of the displayed lofiadmin -a command in the mount -F command.
# mkdir /n1sminstall # mount -o loop,ro /n1sm-install.iso /n1sminstall
Install the Sun N1 System Manager software as described in the next section.