Solaris 10 5/08 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

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.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role 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 panel 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 3–3, and Table 3–4 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 panel 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 3–3 and Table 3–4 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.