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Any system that meets these requirements can be used as an AI server, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers. The AI server can be either an x86 machine or a SPARC machine. An x86 install server can install both SPARC and x86 clients, and a SPARC install server can install both SPARC and x86 clients.
If you need to install or update the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release on your AI install server, check the installation documentation for memory and disk space requirements.
The minimum requirement to operate as an AI install server is 1 GB of memory.
After the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release is installed on your AI install server, you need approximately 0.75 GB additional disk space for each AI install service that you plan to create. You need a separate install service for each different client architecture and each different version of the operating system that you plan to install. See Set Up the Install Image and Install Service.
Install the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release on the AI server. To install the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release on the AI server, see Getting Started With Oracle Solaris 11 Express or Chapter 8, Automated Installations That Boot From Media.
Configure the AI server to use a static IP address. See How to Configure an IP Interface in System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization.
Ensure that your AI server has a default route set by using the netstat(1M) command to show network status. If your AI server does not have a default route set, you can set a static default route by populating the /etc/defaultrouter(4) file with the IP address of a static default route for your server's network.
Set up DHCP. The AI server can also be the DHCP server. Alternatively, you can use a DHCP server that is already set up in this network. You need different DHCP configurations for each client architecture. Create an Install Service Including Oracle Solaris DHCP Setup and Chapter 6, Setting Up DHCP for AI provide information about setting up and configuring DHCP for AI.