WAN boot uses the configuration information that is included in the wanboot.conf file to install the client machine. Create the wanboot.conf file in a text editor. Save the file to the appropriate client subdirectory in the /etc/netboot hierarchy on the WAN boot server.
The following wanboot.conf file for wanclient-1 includes configuration information for a WAN installation that uses secure HTTP. This file also instructs WAN boot to use a HMAC SHA1 hashing key and a 3DES encryption key to protect data.
boot_file=/wanboot/wanboot.s10_sparc root_server=https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/wanboot-cgi root_file=/miniroot/miniroot.s10_sparc signature_type=sha1 encryption_type=3des server_authentication=yes client_authentication=no resolve_hosts= boot_logger= system_conf=sys-conf.s10–sparc
This wanboot.conf file specifies the following configuration.
The wanboot program is named wanboot.s10_sparc. This program is located in the wanboot directory in the document root directory on wanserver-1.
The location of the wanboot-cgi program on wanserver-1 is https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/wanboot-cgi. The https portion of the URL indicates that this WAN boot installation uses secure HTTP.
The WAN boot miniroot is named miniroot.s10_sparc. The miniroot is located in the miniroot directory in the document root directory on wanserver-1.
The wanboot program and the WAN boot file system are signed by using a HMAC SHA1 hashing key.
The wanboot program and the WAN boot file system are encrypted with a 3DES key.
The server is authenticated during the installation.
The client is not authenticated during the installation.
If you performed the tasks in (Optional) Use Private Key and Certificate for Client Authentication, set this parameter as client_authentication=yes
No additional host names are needed to perform the WAN installation. All the host names that are required by the wanboot-cgi program are specified in the wanboot.conf file and the client certificate.
Booting and installation log messages are displayed on the system console. If you configured the logging server in (Optional) Configure the WAN Boot Server as a Logging Server, and you want WAN boot messages to appear on the WAN boot server as well, set this parameter to boot_logger=https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/bootlog-cgi.
The system configuration file that specifies the locations of the sysidcfg and JumpStart files is located in the sys-conf.s10–sparc file in the /etc/netboot hierarchy on wanserver-1.
In this example, you save the wanboot.conf file in the /etc/netboot/192.168.198.0/010003BA152A42 directory on wanserver-1.