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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

Functional Groupings

Using the sysconfig Utility

Unconfiguring an Oracle Solaris Instance

Configuring a System

How to Reconfigure Using the SCI Tool

Creating a Configuration Profile Using the SCI Tool

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

16.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Configuring a System

You can use the sysconfig configure command to configure or reconfigure an Oracle Solaris instance in a global or non-global zone. This configuration can occur either interactively or non-interactively.

How to Reconfigure Using the SCI Tool

  1. Become the root role.

    Note - If you are working in a non-global zone, log into the zone as the root role as follows:

    # zlogin -C -e ^ ZONENAME

  2. Run the sysconfig configure command without specifying a profile.
    # sysconfig configure

    The SCI Tool is displayed. The following steps provide instructions for completing the series of interactive panels in the SCI Tool.

    Note - Use the function keys to navigate through the SCI Tool panels. You cannot use a mouse. Refer to the function key references on each panel and to the online help as needed.

  3. Continue past the initial Welcome panel.
  4. Enter a name to identify the system on the network.
  5. Specify how the wired ethernet network connection should be configured by selecting one of the following options.
    • To use DHCP to configure the network connection, select Automatically.

      The SCI Tool continues to the Time Zone panels.

    • To provide networking specifications, select Manually and continue as follows:
      1. If there is more than one interface, select a connection to be configured.
      2. Type the connection settings or accept the default information detected and provided by the SCI Tool.

        Note - The IP address and netmask are required fields. The router is an optional field.

      3. Specify whether the system should use the DNS name service.
      4. If you selected Configure DNS, continue with the following steps.
        1. Type at least one IP address for the DNS server or servers to be used by the system.
        2. Provide at least one domain name to be searched when a DNS query is made.
      5. Specify whether the system should use either the LDAP name services, a NIS name service, or None.

        If you selected DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as alternate name services in addition to DNS. If you did not select DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as the only name service.

        If you will be configuring LDAP on the system without an LDAP profile, select None instead of selecting LDAP. Then, configure LDAP manually after the SCI Tool process is complete.

        Note - If no network naming services are selected, network names can be resolved by using standard name source files such as /etc/hosts(4). For further information, see the nsswitch.conf(4) man page.

      6. Provide the domain where the system resides for the alternate name service you selected.

        Note - To determine the domain name, check with your system administrator. Or, use the domainname command on a previously-installed system.

      7. If you selected LDAP as the only name service or as an additional name service with DNS, provide the LDAP specifications as follows.
        1. Specify the LDAP profile to be used to configure the LDAP name service on the system.
        2. Type the IP address for the LDAP profile server.
        3. Provide an LDAP search base or accept the default search base.
        4. Specify whether LDAP proxy bind information will be provided.

          Note - If the profile specifies a proxy credential level, and the authentication method is not None, then you must provide the proxy bind information. If you omit that information, LDAP will not be initialized.

        5. If necessary, provide the LDAP proxy bind distinguished name and proxy bind password.
      8. If you selected NIS as the only name service, or as an additional name service with DNS, provide the NIS specifications.

        You can either let the software search for a name server, or you can specify a name server. Select one of the following two choices.

        • Select Find One.

          Note - The software can only find a name server if that server is on the local subnet.

        • Select Specify One and type the name server's host name or IP address in the subpanel.

        After completing the series of networking configuration panels, the SCI Tool displays a series of time zone panels and a Date and Time panel.

    • To specify that the network is not configured during the installation, select None.

      The SCI Tool continues to the Time Zone panels.

  6. In the series of time zone panels, select a time zone first, then adjust the date and time to match your local time.

    Note - The default is for the GMT time zone to be configured.

  7. Complete the User panel.

    You are not required to create a user account. But, you must create a root password.

    • If you create a user account in this panel, you need to provide both the user's password and a root password.

      In this case, root will be a role assigned to the user.

      To create a user account, type a username and password. The name must begin with a letter and can only contain letters and numbers.

    • If you do not create a user account, you still need to provide a root password.

      In this case, root will be a regular user.

  8. Review the configuration settings.
    • If the settings are correct, apply the configuration to the system.
    • If the settings are not correct, press the Back key as often as necessary to return to the panel with the incorrect information, make changes, and continue through the panels again.