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Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems provides instructions for installing and configuring the Oracle Solaris operating system (OS) using any of the following methods:
The Oracle Solaris LiveCD installer
The Oracle Solaris interactive text installer
The Oracle Solaris Automated Installer (AI) feature
The Oracle Solaris SCI Tool interactive system configuration tool
The sysconfig(1M) command line system configuration tool
All cases require access to a package repository on the network to complete the installation.
This book is for system administrators who want to install the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.
This book contains the following parts and chapters:
Part I, Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Options describes alternative installation methods to help you select the method that best fits your needs.
Part III, Installing Using an Install Server describes automated installations and related processes and tools.
Chapter 7, Automated Installation of Multiple Clients describes how AI performs a hands-free installation of multiple SPARC and x86 client systems in a network.
Chapter 8, Setting Up an Install Server describes how to set up a separate system to manage client installations.
Chapter 9, Customizing Installations describes how to apply client selection criteria to different installation instructions and system configuration instructions so that different client systems are installed and configured differently.
Chapter 10, Provisioning the Client System explains how to create custom installation instructions for different clients.
Chapter 11, Configuring the Client System describes how to specify information needed to configure the client system after installation.
Chapter 12, Installing and Configuring Zones describes how to specify installation and configuration of non-global zones as part of an AI client installation.
Chapter 13, Running a Custom Script During First Boot explains how to create a script that is executed at first boot to perform additional installation or configuration of the client system.
Chapter 14, Setting Up Oracle Configuration Manager For Use By AI Client Systems describes how to ensure that Oracle Configuration Manager works on your AI client installations.
Chapter 15, Installing Client Systems gives the system requirements for AI clients and describes how to associate each client with the correct net image and installation and configuration instructions.
Chapter 16, Troubleshooting Automated Installations discusses some possible failures and how to recover.
Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Man Pages provides copies of the aimanifest(1M), distro_const(1M), installadm(1M), js2ai(1M), ai_manifest(4), and dc_manifest(4) man pages.
Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Image explains how to use the Oracle Solaris Distribution Constructor tool to customize your installation image.
Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments describes how to manage multiple boot environments on your Oracle Solaris system, including non-global zones.
Chapter 6, Managing Services (Overview), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks describes the Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF) feature. You can use SMF profiles to configure your system.
Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages describes the Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) feature, and how to find and install IPS packages. The pkg(5) man page describes the Image Packaging System in more detail. The pkg(1) man page provides more detail about how to find, install, update, and verify IPS packages.
Copying and Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repositories describes how to create a local copy of an Oracle IPS package repository, or how to create your own custom repository.
See the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration documentation for more information about how to administer Oracle Solaris 11 systems.
Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart to Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer provides information to help you migrate from JumpStart to AI, both of which are automated installation features of Oracle Solaris.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts