Solaris Express Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

SPARC: Set Up Engineering Systems to Install From the Network

After setting up the /jumpstart directory and files, you use the add_install_client command on the install server, server-1, to set up the engineering systems to install the Solaris software from the install server. server-1 is also the boot server for the engineering group's subnet.

server-1# cd /export/install/sparc_11/Solaris_11/Tools
server-1# ./add_install_client -c server-1:/jumpstart host-eng1 sun4u
server-1# ./add_install_client -c server-1:/jumpstart host-eng2 sun4u

In the add_install_client command, the options that are used have the following meanings:


Specifies the server (server-1) and path (/jumpstart) to the JumpStart directory. Use this option if you are using NFS.

Note –

If you are not using NFS, you specify the path to the JumpStart directory by using the following commands:

  • For SPARC based systems, specify the path in the boot command

  • For x86 based systems, specify the path by editing the GRUB menu entry


The name of a system in the engineering group.


The name of another system in the engineering group.


Specifies the platform group of the systems that use server-1 as an install server. The platform group is for Ultra 5 systems.