System Administration Guide: IP Services

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

  1. Select the Options tab in DHCP Manager.

  2. Choose Create from the Edit menu.

    The Create Option dialog box opens.

  3. Type the option name for the first option and type values appropriate for that option.

    Use Table 10–4 to look up 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 Table 10–3 for information about how to determine a client's vendor client class.

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

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

  6. Select Duplicate from the Edit menu.

    The Duplicate Option dialog box opens.

  7. Type the name of another option and modify other values appropriately.

    The values for code, data type, granularity, and maximum are most likely to need modification. See Table 10–4 for the values.

  8. Repeat Step 5 through Step 7 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.