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Prepare the hardware for the N1 SPS Master Server, OS provisioning server, and boot and install servers.
Obtain the N1 SPS software.
Install the N1 SPS Master Server, as explained in Installing the N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 in Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 Installation Guide.
Install the N1 SPS RA and N1 SPS command-line interface (CLI) on the OS provisioning server
Install the N1 SPS RA and N1 SPS CLI on the Solaris boot and install server
Install the N1 SPS RA on the Linux boot and install server
Prepare the RAs on the OS provisioning server, Solaris boot and install server, and Linux boot and install server. For information, see How to Prepare a Physical Host in Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 System Administration Guide.
For safety, back up the N1 SPS database. For information, see Chapter 9, Backing Up and Restoring, in Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 System Administration Guide.
Edit the Master Server configuration file.
By default, this file is located at the following location:
If this is an existing N1 SPS installation, follow these steps:
If this is a new N1 SPS installation, add a line similar to the following: config.allowSessionIDOnHosts=masterserver,biss1
The value after the equals sign must include the names of the OS provisioning server and the Solaris boot and install server.
Adjust global plan execution timeouts for your environment.
Change the following entries in the config.properties file:
Where the timeouts are in seconds. Timeout should be greater than the longest plan run operation that you expect for your site. The default plan timeout is 30 minutes (1800 seconds). The default native timeout is 10 minutes (600 seconds). The above example shows an arbitrary higher timeout value of 200 minutes (12000 seconds).
To enable these changes, stop and restart the Master Server.
Login to the Master Server as n1sps and type the following commands:
# cr_server stop # cr_server start
By default, these commands are in the following file: