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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

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

How a Client Is Installed

Client System Requirements

SPARC and x86 Client System Requirements

Additional SPARC Client System Requirements

Setting Up an Install Client

Setting Up an x86 Client

Setting Up a SPARC Client

Deleting a Client From a Service

Installing Clients

Using Secure Shell to Remotely Monitor Installations

Monitoring x86 Client Installations

Monitoring SPARC Client Installations

Installing a SPARC Client

SPARC Client Network Boot Sequence

Sample SPARC Network Boot Output

Installing an x86 Client

x86 Client Network Boot Sequence

Sample x86 Network Boot Output

Client Installation Messages

Automated Installation Started Message

Automated Installation Succeeded Message

16.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Setting Up an Install Client

On the install server, use the installadm create-client command to associate a particular client with a particular install service.

The installadm create-client command requires the following information:

For x86 clients, you can optionally specify boot properties.

Setting Up an x86 Client

The following example associates the x86 client with MAC address 0:e0:81:5d:bf:e0 with the s11-x86 install service. The DHCP configuration output by this command must be added to the DHCP server. If this DHCP configuration is not done, the client cannot boot the s11-x86 install service.

# installadm create-client -n s11-x86 -e 0:e0:81:5d:bf:e0
No local DHCP configuration found. If not already configured, the
following should be added to the DHCP configuration:
    Boot server IP      :
    Boot file           : 0100E0815DBFE0

You can also view the results of the installadm create-client command in the /etc/netboot directory. This listing shows install service files for this client only. Lines in the menu.lstfile are broken for readability.

# cd /etc/netboot
# ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx  Aug 26 08:27 0100E0815DBFE0 -> ./s11-x86/boot/grub/pxegrub
-rw-r--r--  Aug 26 08:27 menu.lst.0100E0815DBFE0
drwxr-xr-x  Aug 26 08:26 s11-x86

# cat menu.lst.0100E0815DBFE0
title Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Text Installer and command line
        kernel$ /s11-x86/platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B 
        module$ /s11-x86/platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive

title Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Automated Install
        kernel$ /s11-x86/platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B install=true,
        module$ /s11-x86/platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive

Setting Up a SPARC Client

The following example associates the SPARC client with MAC address 00:14:4f:a7:65:70 with the s11-sparc install service.

# installadm create-client -n s11-sparc -e 00:14:4f:a7:65:70

The DHCP server does not require configuration since the SPARC wanboot-cgi boot file has already been configured by create-service. See Create an AI Install Service.

Deleting a Client From a Service

Use the installadm delete-client command to delete a client from an install service.

# installadm delete-client macaddr

You do not need to specify the service name since a client can be associated with only one install service.