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|Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, only a DVD is provided. Oracle Solaris Software CDs are no longer provided.
The Oracle Solaris software is distributed on DVD or CD media so that you can install or upgrade systems that have access to a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive.
You can set up the systems to install from the network with remote DVD or CD images. You might want to set up systems this way for the following reasons:
If you have systems that do not have local DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drives
If you are installing several systems and do not want to insert the discs into every local drive to install the Oracle Solaris software
You can use all of the Oracle Solaris installation methods to install a system from the network. However, by installing systems from the network with the Flash Archive installation feature or with a custom JumpStart installation, you can centralize and automate the installation process in a large enterprise. For more details about the different installation methods, refer to Choosing an Oracle Solaris Installation Method.
Installing the Oracle Solaris software from the network requires initial setup. For information about preparing to install from the network, choose one of the following options.