The three different ways to use this command are:
– For the Windows OS, you configure a link to an existing RIS server.
– For a Solaris/Linux OS, you copy an OS image 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.
– To set up diskless clients, you configure a link to a diskless client image. The diskless client feature is not available for the Windows OS.
ABOUT COPYING SOLARIS/LINUX OS IMAGES
Solaris/Linux OS distributions are stored in different locations based on the various management server and OS combinations. See the N1 System Manager Site Preparation Guide for more information.
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 configured for Sun Fire V20z servers 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. You can either update the default profile to match your hardware or create a new profile. Use the show osprofile osprofile command to list the configuration of an OS profile.