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To create and apply a custom XML AI manifest file, follow these steps:
Copy an existing AI manifest. When you create an AI install service, you get a default AI manifest. See Chapter 8, Setting Up an Install Server for information about creating an install service.
Use the list subcommand to see what AI manifests you already have associated with a particular install service.
$ installadm list -m -n s11-x86 Manifest Status Criteria ----------- ------- -------- orig_default Default None
Use the installadm export command to copy this default manifest or any other AI manifest that has been added to this service.
# installadm export -n s11-x86 -m orig_default -o mem1.xml
A copy of orig_default is now in the file mem1.xml.
Modify mem1.xml, adding tags and values according to the information in the ai_manifest(4) man page.
Add the new AI manifest to the appropriate AI install service, specifying criteria that define which clients should use these installation instructions.
# installadm create-manifest -n s11-x86 -f ./mem1.xml -m mem1 \ -c mem="2048-unbounded"
You can specify multiple -c options or one -C file. See Chapter 9, Customizing Installations and the set-criteria subcommand for information about specifying client criteria.
$ installadm list -n s11-x86 -m Manifest Status Criteria ----------- ------- -------- orig_default Default None mem1 mem = 2048 MB - unbounded
You can designate any manifest file or derived manifests script to be the default manifest or script for a service. To change the default among manifests and scripts that you have already added to the service, use the -o option with the set-service subcommand.
# installadm set-service -o default-manifest=mem1 s11-x86 # installadm list -n s11-x86 -m Manifest Status Criteria ----------- ------- -------- orig_default Inactive None mem1 Default (Ignored: mem = 2048 MB - unbounded)
In this example, the original default is now inactive because it has no criteria to specify which clients should use it. Only the default manifest or script can have no client selection criteria and still be active.
If you want to add a new default manifest or script for this service, use the -d option with create-manifest and do not specify any client criteria.
# installadm create-manifest -n s11-x86 -d \ -f ./region1.xml -m region1 # installadm list -n s11-x86 -m Manifest Status Criteria ----------- ------- -------- orig_default Inactive None mem1 mem = 2048 MB - unbounded region1 Default None
If you want to change the content of a manifest or script that has already been added to an install service, use the installadm update-manifest command. Criteria, default status, and manifest_or_script_name are not changed as a result of the update.
# installadm update-manifest -n s11-x86 -f ./newregion1.xml -m region1
The create-manifest and update-manifest subcommands validate XML manifest files before adding them to the install service. AI syntactically validates the AI manifests at client installation time.
Note - If an invalid manifest is provided to a client, the automated installation aborts. To investigate the cause of the validation failure, see the /system/volatile/install_log on the client.
See Maintain an Install Server for more information about the list, export, create-manifest, set-criteria, update-manifest, and set-service subcommands.