There are two ways to use Solaris Web Start:
Local mode - If you run Solaris Web Start from the machine you're setting up, Solaris Web Start writes the profile to disk and uses that profile information when you select and confirm the Install Now option. Your computer system must include a CD-ROM drive, frame buffer, keyboard, and monitor.
Client-Server mode - In this mode, Solaris Web Start still runs on the machine being configured, but you interact with JavaTM applets in on your desktop web browser. Client-server mode is useful for installing software on a so-called "headless server," which does not include a frame buffer for bitmapped graphics.