You can install a master system with a Solaris Flash archive for an initial installation by using any installation method: Solaris Web Start, custom JumpStart, or Solaris Live Upgrade. All files are overwritten. The Solaris Flash installation is a five–part process.
Install the master system. You select a system and use any of the Solaris installation methods to install the Solaris operating environment and any other software.
(Optional) Prepare customization scripts to reconfigure or customize the clone system before or after installation.
Create the Solaris Flash archive. The Solaris Flash archive contains a copy of all of the files on the master system, unless you excluded some nonessential files.
Install the Solaris Flash archive on clone systems. When you install the Solaris Flash archive on a system, all of the files in the archive are copied to that system. The newly installed system now has the same installation configuration as the original master system, thus the system is called a clone system. Some customization is possible with the use of scripts.
(Optional) Save a copy of the master image. If you plan to create a differential archive, the master image must be available and identical to the image installed on the clone systems.
For step-by-step instructions, see Installing the Master System.
Figure 17–1 shows an installation of clone systems with an initial installation. All files are overwritten.