The basic OS provisioning environment has the following requirements:
N1 SPS Master Server — A system upon which the N1 Service Provisioning System software is installed and that is configured to run as a Master Server.
OS provisioning server — A Solaris 9 9/04 (or later) system upon which the OS provisioning server is installed through the plug-in. The OS provisioning server runs DHCP services to respond to target host requests.
Solaris boot and install server — To provision Solaris systems, you need a Solaris boot and install server on which Solaris 9 9/04 or later is installed.
Linux boot and install server — To provision Linux systems, you need a Linux boot and install server on which Linux is installed.
Windows boot and install server — To provision Windows systems, you need a Windows boot and install server on which Windows 2003 is installed.
The OS provisioning server, boot and install servers, and provisioning targets must be accessible in a network through a native LAN, a VLAN or through routers. Refer to the appropriate networking and operating system documentation for more information about configuring your network.
DHCP packets from the provisioning targets must be able to reach the OS provisioning server.
The N1 SPS Master Server, OS provisioning server, and Solaris boot and install server can be one physical system. However, running all three servers on one system increases the load on the server and increases the network traffic that the server has to handle. Keeping them separate enables you to scale better in the future.