Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

Creating Additional Domains

Domains other than the one created by the factory require software to be loaded on a bootable disk. The following instructions assume that you have an SSP window open.

Creating the eeprom.image File

You must have the system identification key and the host ID before you perform the following instructions. You can obtain the key and ID from your service provider. This key is used to generate an eeprom.image file.

  1. Log in to the SSP as user ssp.

  2. When prompted for the SUNW_HOSTNAME variable, use either the platform name or the name of an existing domain.

  3. Create the eeprom.image file:

    ssp% sys_id -h hostid -k key \
    -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

    Where hostid is the number provided with the key in the form of 0X80A66xxx, key is the EEPROM key number, and domain_name is the host name of the domain.

    Note -

    All key and hostid numbers are case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as they are received.

  4. Execute the following sys_id command to check the results:

    ssp% sys_id -d -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

In the following example, 49933C54C64C858CD4CF is the key and 0x80a66e05 is the hostid:

ssp% sys_id -h 0x80a66e05 -k 49933C54C64C858CD4CF \
-f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name
ssp% sys_id -d -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

 IDPROM in eeprom.image.domain_name
                    Format	= 0x01
              Machine Type	= 0x80
          Ethernet Address	= 0:0:be:a6:6e:5
        Manufacturing Date	= Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 1997
Serial number (machine ID)	= 0xa66e05
                  Checksum	= 0x3f

  1. Back up the SSP eeprom.image files to tape or disk where they can be accessed in case of an SSP boot-disk failure.

Creating a New Domain

This section contains instructions for creating a new domain.

  1. Log in to the SSP as user ssp.

    The default password is ssp.

  2. When prompted for the SUNW_HOSTNAME variable, specify the name of the domain that you wish to create.

    Ensure that the domain name corresponds with the domain in which the operating system is to be installed. Domain names cannot be longer than 14 characters.

  3. Use the domain_create(1M) command to create the domain:

    ssp% domain_create -d domain_name -b board_numbers -o OS_version -p platform_name

    Where domain_name is the name of the domain specified in Step 2, board_numbers is a list of the system boards to be included in the domain, OS_version is the version of the domain's operating system, and platform_name is the name of the platform as defined during the SSP package configuration.

    Refer to the Sun Enterprise 10000 SSP 3.1 User's Guide for additional information.

  4. Check the power to the domain:

    ssp% power

  5. If the domain is powered off, power on the domain:

    ssp% power -on