Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide

UNIX OS Provisioning Overview

This section identifies the UNIX operating systems that N1 System Manager can provision and summarizes the overall provisioning process.

Supported UNIX Operating Systems

The N1 System Manager is able to install the following UNIX-based operating systems onto managed servers:

For detailed information about specific OS versions and hardware support, see Hardware and OS Requirements for Systems to be Provisioned.

UNIX OS Provisioning Process

The following process describes the high-level process for managing Solaris and Linux installations across your enterprise.

  1. Configure your hardware to support OS provisioning. A more detailed discussion of appropriate configuration recommendations and requirements is in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Site Preparation Guide.

  2. Assume a user role with appropriate privileges. See Introduction to User Security in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide for procedural information.

  3. Copy an OS distribution to the management server. See Managing UNIX OS Distributions.

  4. Verify that the servers you want to provision are known to N1 System Manager. See Chapter 4, Discovering Manageable Servers, in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide.

  5. If needed, customize the default OS profile that was created when you copied the OS distribution. See Managing OS Profiles.

  6. Load the OS profile onto your managed servers. See Installing the UNIX OS on Managed Servers.

  7. Track the Load OS job to completion.