Solaris 10 6/06 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

Using DHCP Manager to Create Install Options and Macros

You can use DHCP Manager to create the options that are listed in Table 6–5 and the macros that are listed in Table 6–6.

ProcedureHow to Create Options to Support Solaris Installation (DHCP Manager)

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks before you create DHCP macros for your installation.

Steps
  1. Become superuser on the DHCP server system.

  2. Start the DHCP Manager.


    # /usr/sadm/admin/bin/dhcpmgr &
    

    The DHCP Manager window is displayed.

  3. Select the Options tab in DHCP Manager.

  4. Choose Create from the Edit menu.

    The Create Option dialog box opens.

  5. Type the option name for the first option, then type values appropriate for that option.

    Use the output of the add_install_client command , Table 6–4, and Table 6–5 to check the option names and values for options you must create. Notice that the vendor client classes are only suggested values. You should create classes to indicate the actual client types that need to obtain Solaris installation parameters from the DHCP service. See Working With DHCP Options (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: IP Services for information about how to determine a client's vendor client class.

  6. Click OK when you have entered all the values.

  7. In the Options tab, select the option you just created.

  8. Select Duplicate from the Edit menu.

    The Duplicate Option dialog box opens.

  9. Type the name of another option, then modify other values appropriately.

    The values for code, data type, granularity, and maximum are most likely to need modification. See Table 6–4 and Table 6–5 for the values.

  10. Repeat Step 7 through Step 9 until you have created all the options.

    You can now create macros to pass the options to network installation clients, as explained in the following procedure.


    Note –

    You do not need to add these options to a Solaris client's /etc/dhcp/inittab file because they are already included in that file.


ProcedureHow to Create Macros to Support Solaris Installation (DHCP Manager)

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks before you create DHCP macros for your installation.

Steps
  1. Select the Macros tab in DHCP Manager.

  2. Choose Create from the Edit menu.

    The Create Macro dialog box opens.

  3. Type the name of a macro.

    See Table 6–6 for macro names you might use.

  4. Click the Select button.

    The Select Option dialog box opens.

  5. Select Vendor in the Category list.

    The Vendor options you created are listed.

  6. Select an option you want to add to the macro and click OK.

  7. Type a value for the option.

    See Table 6–4 and Table 6–5 for the option's data type and refer to the information that add_install_client -d reports.

  8. Repeat Step 6 through Step 7 for each option you want to include.

    To include another macro, type Include as the option name and type the macro name as the option value.

  9. Click OK when the macro is complete.

Continuing the Installation

If you plan to use DHCP in an installation over the network, you need to set up an installation server and add the system as an installation client. For more information, see Chapter 7, Preparing to Install From the Network (Overview).

If you plan to use DHCP in a WAN boot installation, you need to perform additional tasks. For more information, see Chapter 11, WAN Boot (Overview).

If you plan to use DHCP in a custom JumpStart installation, you need to create a profile and a rules.ok file. For more information, see Chapter 5, Custom JumpStart (Overview), in Solaris 10 6/06 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations.

See Also

For more information about DHCP, see Part III, DHCP, in System Administration Guide: IP Services.