Solaris 9 Installation Guide

Validating the custom_probes File

Before you can use a profile, rules, and custom_probes file, you must run the check script to validate that the files are set up correctly. If all profiles, rules, and probe and comparison functions are correctly set up, the rules.ok and custom_probes.ok files are created. Table 25–1 describes what the check script does.

Table 25–1 What Happens When You Use the check Script



check searches for a custom_probes file.

If the file exists, check creates the custom_probes.ok file from the custom_probes file, removes all comments and blank lines, and retains all Bourne shell commands, variables, and algorithms. Then, check adds the following comment line at the end:

# version=2 checksum=num

To Validate the custom_probes File

  1. Verify that the check script is located in the JumpStart directory.

    Note –

    The check script is in the Solaris_9/Misc/jumpstart_sample directory on the Solaris 9 DVD or on the Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD.

  2. Change to the JumpStart directory.

  3. Run the check script to validate the rules and custom_probes files.

    $ ./check [[-p path -r file_name]]

    -p path

    Validates the custom_probes file by using the check script from the Solaris 9 software image for your platform instead of the check script from the system you are using. path is the image on a local disk or a mounted Solaris 9 DVD or Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD.

    Use this option to run the most recent version of check if your system is running a previous version of Solaris.

    -r file_name

    Specifies a file name other than the one that is named custom_probes. By using the -r option, you can test the validity of a set of functions before integrating the functions into the custom_probes file.

    As the check script runs, the script reports the validity of the rules and custom_probes files and each profile. If no errors are encountered, the script reports: “The custom JumpStart configuration is ok” and creates the rules.ok and custom_probes.ok files in the JumpStart directory.

  4. Determine if the custom_probes.ok file is executable.

    • If yes, go to Step 5.

    • If no, type the following command:

      chmod +x custom_probes

  5. Ensure that root owns the custom_probes.ok file and that the permissions are set to 755.