A server system contains the following file systems:
The root (/) and /usr file systems, plus swap space
The /export and /export/home file systems, which support client systems and provide home directories for users
The /opt directory or file system for storing application software
Servers can also contain the following software to support other systems:
Oracle Solaris OS services for diskless systems that are running a different release
OS client-server configurations, where only one system is running a Solaris release that implements either GRUB on the x86 platform or the new boot architecture on the SPARC platform, can result in major incompatibilities. It is therefore recommended that you install or upgrade diskless systems to the same release as the server OS before adding diskless client support.
Note that GRUB based booting was introduced on the x86 platform in the Solaris 10 1/06 release. The new SPARC boot architecture was introduced in the Solaris 10 10/08 release.
Clients that use a different platform than the server
Oracle Solaris CD or DVD image software and boot software for networked systems to perform remote installations
Oracle Solaris JumpStart directory for networked systems to perform custom JumpStart installations