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Part I Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Options

1.  Overview of Installation Options

Part II Installing Using Installation Media

2.  Preparing for the Installation

3.  Using the LiveCD

4.  Using the Text Installer

5.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

6.  Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance

Part III Installing Using an Install Server

7.  Automated Installation of Multiple Clients

8.  Setting Up an Install Server

AI Server Setup Task Map

Install Server Requirements

AI Server Hardware Requirements

AI Server Software Requirements

Install the AI Installation Tools

Configure the Install Server

Configure a Multihomed Install Server

Configure the Web Server Host Port

Create an AI Install Service

Create an Install Service Without DHCP Setup

Create a SPARC Install Service Using an ISO File

Create an x86 Install Service Using an IPS Package

Create an Install Service Including Local DHCP Setup

Maintain an Install Server

Add, Modify, or Delete an Install Service

Create an Install Service

Modifying Install Service Properties

Rename an Install Service

Enable or Disable an Install Service

Delete an Install Service

Associate Clients With Install Services

Add a Client To an Install Service

Associate a Client With a Different Install Service

Delete a Client From an Install Service

Associate Client-Specific Installation Instructions With Install Services

Add an AI Manifest

Update an AI Manifest

Delete an AI Manifest

Associate Client-Specific Configuration Instructions With Install Services

Add a System Configuration Profile

Validate a System Configuration Profile

Delete a System Configuration Profile

Export an AI Manifest or a System Configuration Profile

Modify Criteria for an AI Manifest or a System Configuration Profile

Show Information About Install Services

List All Install Services on the Install Server

Show Information for a Specified Install Service

List Clients Associated With Install Services

List Clients Associated With a Specific Install Service

Show Information About Customized Installations

List All AI Manifests and System Configuration Profiles

List Manifests and Profiles Associated With a Specified Install Service

Administering the AI SMF Service

9.  Customizing Installations

10.  Provisioning the Client System

11.  Configuring the Client System

12.  Installing and Configuring Zones

13.  Running a Custom Script During First Boot

14.  Setting Up Oracle Configuration Manager For Use By AI Client Systems

15.  Installing Client Systems

16.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Configure the Install Server

This section describes some of the configuration you might want to perform on the install server to prepare for AI client installations.

Configure a Multihomed Install Server

By default, the AI install server is configured to serve install clients on all networks that the server is connected to if the server is multihomed. To modify this configuration, adjust the all_services/networks and all_services/exclude_networks properties of the svc:/system/install/server:default SMF service.

The value of the all_services/networks property is a list of networks in CIDR format (for example, The value of the all_services/exclude_networks property is a boolean true/false that specifies how the all_services/networks property is processed. If exclude_networks is false, the AI install server only serves the networks listed in the networks property. If exclude_networks is true, the AI install server does not serve the networks listed in the networks property.

The following commands reconfigure an AI install server that is connected to three networks to serve installations on only one network. In this example, the multihomed AI install server is connected to the following three networks:,, and Run the following commands to serve installations on only the network:

# svccfg -s system/install/server:default \
setprop all_services/networks =
# svcadm refresh system/install/server:default

Configure the Web Server Host Port

An AI server hosts install services using a web server. By default, the web server is hosted on port 5555. To customize the port that hosts the install services web server, configure the all_services/port property of the svc:/system/install/server:default SMF service. The following commands configure the AI server to host install services from port 7000:

# svccfg -s system/install/server:default setprop all_services/port = 7000
# svccfg refresh system/install/server:default

Note - Customize the port property before creating any install services. If the port property is modified after install services are created, those existing install services will no longer function properly and will need to be deleted and recreated.