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|Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Flash Archives (Creation and Installation) Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
You install the master system with the software configuration that you want other systems to have. You can install clone systems with an initial installation that overwrites all files on the system or with an update that only includes the differences between two images. For an initial installation, use any of the Oracle Solaris installation methods to install the Oracle Solaris OS on the master system.
If you have previously installed an archive on a clone system, you can update that system with changes by using a differential archive. The changes are made to the original image such as installing patches, or adding and removing packages. The differential archive overwrites only the files specified in the archive. For the procedure that is for updating the original master image and creating a differential archive, see To Create a Flash Archive Differential Archive With an Updated Master Image.
Modify configuration files.
Add support for peripheral devices on the clone system.
You can create custom scripts or use the flarcreate command to create the archive.