If the target server cannot access DHCP information or mount the distribution directories on the management server during a Solaris 10 deployment, you might have network problems caused by an invalid netmask. The console output might be similar to the following:
Booting kernel/unix... krtld: Unused kernel arguments: `install'. SunOS? Release 5.10 Version Generic 32-bit Copyright 1983-2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Use is subject to license terms. Unsupported Tavor FW version: expected: 0003.0001.0000, actual: 0002.0000.0000 NOTICE: tavor0: driver attached (for maintenance mode only) Configuring devices. Using DHCP for network configuration information. Beginning system identification... Searching for configuration file(s)... Using sysid configuration file /sysidcfg Search complete. Discovering additional network configuration... Completing system identification... Starting remote procedure call (RPC) services: done. System identification complete. Starting Solaris installation program... Searching for JumpStart directory... /sbin/dhcpinfo: primary interface requested but no primary interface is set not found Warning: Could not find matching rule in rules.ok Press the return key for an interactive Solaris install program...
To fix the problem, set the management server netmask value to 255.255.255.0. See To Configure the N1 System Manager in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Installation and Configuration Guide.