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|Oracle Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
The client systems for automated installation must meet the following requirements. Any system that meets these requirements can be used as an automated install client, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers.
SPARC and x86 clients of AI installation over the network must meet the following requirements:
x86: 512 MB minimum
SPARC: 1 GB minimum
The minimum memory requirement if the AI manifest specifies device driver installation is 1.5 GB. See Identify and Install Missing Drivers on an Install Target for information about automated device driver installation.
SPARC and x86: 13 GB minimum
Network access. Client systems must be able to access the following resources during the installation:
A DHCP server that provides network configuration information
The AI install server
An IPS repository that contains the packages to be installed on the client system
SPARC clients of AI installation over the network must support WAN boot. See Does My SPARC Client Support WAN Boot?.
The firmware on SPARC clients must be updated to include the current version of the Open Boot PROM (OBP) that contains the latest WAN boot support.
To boot over the network, AI requires WAN boot support for SPARC clients. You can check whether your client Open Boot PROM (OBP) supports WAN boot by checking whether network-boot-arguments is a valid variable that can be set in the eeprom.
If the variable network-boot-arguments is displayed, or if the command returns the output network-boot-arguments: data not available, the OBP supports WAN boot and the client can be installed over the network.
# eeprom | grep network-boot-arguments network-boot-arguments: data not available
If the command results in no output, then WAN Boot is not supported and the client cannot be installed over the network. See Chapter 8, Automated Installations That Boot From Media.
# eeprom | grep network-boot-arguments