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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

Providing Configuration Profiles

Creating System Configuration Profiles

Validating System Configuration Profiles

Adding System Configuration Profiles To an Install Service

Specifying Configuration in a System Configuration Profile

Root and User Accounts

Configuring the Root Account

Configuring a User Account

System Identity

Time Zone and Locale

Terminal Type and Keyboard Layout

Static Network Configuration

Name Service Configuration

Using System Configuration Profile Templates

Example System Configuration Profiles

Sample System Configuration Profile

Specifying Static Network Configuration

Specifying Name Service Configuration

Configuring Name Service NIS

Configuring Name Service DNS

Configuring Name Service LDAP

Using DNS With LDAP

Using NIS With DNS

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

Providing Configuration Profiles

System configuration profiles specify client system configuration as a set of configuration parameters in the form of a Service Management Facility (SMF ) profile. The system configuration profile sets SMF properties for appropriate SMF services.

System configuration profiles are applied during the first boot of the system after AI installation. SMF services responsible for particular configuration areas process SMF properties and configure the system accordingly.

Each client can use any number of system configuration profiles. For example, a client might be assigned one profile that provides just the host name and IP address for that client. The same client and many other clients might be assigned other profiles that set more broadly applicable property values.

If no system configuration profile is provided for a particular client, the interactive configuration tool opens on that client. See Configuring a System for information about how to use the configuration tool interactively.

Creating System Configuration Profiles

Use one of the following methods to create a system configuration profile:

A system configuration profile can express property and attribute values in two ways. One profile can use both methods.

Validating System Configuration Profiles

Use the installadm validate command to validate system configuration profiles under development for syntactic correctness. The install service you plan to add this profile to must already exist. See Validate a System Configuration Profile for more information about the validate subcommand.

To validate a profile template, as described in Using System Configuration Profile Templates, provide the variable values in environment variables.

# export AI_HOSTNAME=server1;export AI_IPV4=;export AI_NETWORK=
# installadm validate -n svc1 -P /export/hostIPnet.xml

Adding System Configuration Profiles To an Install Service

Use the installadm create-profile command to add a system configuration profile to an install service. The create-profile subcommand validates profiles before adding them to the install service.

Specify criteria so that appropriate clients select that configuration profile. If no criteria are specified, all clients use this profile.

A single client can match and use more than one system configuration profile. Make sure that no client uses a set of profiles such that a particular property is specified more than one time. If a client receives more than one specification for any particular property, even if the value of the property is the same in each specification, the behavior of the SMF service being configured is undefined.

If a client does not match any criteria specified for any system configuration profile in the install service, the interactive configuration tool opens on that client.

Use the installadm list command to list profiles that have been added to a given install service and list the criteria that are specified for each profile.

You can use the installadm set-criteria command to change or add to the client selection criteria specified for a profile.

Use the installadm export command to retrieve a copy of the contents of a profile that has been added to an install service. You could modify that copy to create another profile.

See Maintain an Install Server and the installadm(1M) man page for more information about the create-profile, list, set-criteria, and export subcommands.