Before You Begin
The Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations describes the full procedure for installing Oracle Solaris 10 over the network.
The Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations describes how to create the installation server and set up the client systems
Note - To install the client system over a network that is not part of the same subnet, you must also create a boot server. The Oracle Solaris Advanced Installation Guide describes how to create a boot server.
# shutdown -i0 -g0 -y. . . (shutdown command messages omitted) . . . ok
You should see the full paths for all of the network devices, including the four the EM ports, similar to this example.
ok show-nets a) /pci@500/pci@0/pci@8/network@0,1 b) /pci@500/pci@0/pci@8/network@0 c) /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1 d) /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0 q) NO SELECTION Enter Selection, q to quit: q
Note - Checking the .properties output for each device is the surest way to identify the EM device.
The following examples assume that /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1 is a port on the EM.
ok cd /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1
The output should be similar to the following:
ok .properties assigned-addresses 82060010 00000000 10000000 00000000 00100000 8206001c 00000000 10100000 00000000 00004000 82060030 00000000 10180000 00000000 00080000 local-mac-address a0 36 9f 01 b3 dc version Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 ExpressModule, UTP FCode 3.11 2/16/12 phy-type mif reg 00060000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 02060010 00000000 00000000 00000000 00100000 0206001c 00000000 00000000 00000000 00004000 02060030 00000000 00000000 00000000 00080000 board-model 7014759 model SUNW,pcie-igb compatible pciex8086,1521.108e.7b16.1 pciex8086,1521.108e.7b16 pciex8086,1521.1 pciex8086,1521 pciexclass,020000 pciexclass,0200 address-bits 00000030 max-frame-size 00002400 network-interface-type ethernet device_type network name network fcode-rom-offset 00000000 interrupts 00000001 cache-line-size 00000010 class-code 00020000 subsystem-id 00007b16 subsystem-vendor-id 0000108e revision-id 00000001 device-id 00001521 vendor-id 00008086
If you do not see the EM device listed, check that the EM is properly seated. If necessary, reinstall the EM.
ok boot /pci@400/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1
The boot takes about several minutes to complete. Then, you should see a menu for continuing to install Oracle Solaris 10.
Refer to the Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations for more information about installing Oracle Solaris 10 over the network.
The software installed in Step 5 is required to boot the client system over the 1-GbE interface. You now must install the software in order for the operating system to use the client's 1-GbE interfaces in normal operation.
Before installing the SUNWigb driver, ensure that the client system does not already have the driver installed.
# pkginfo | grep SUNWigb*
Although the Oracle Solaris 10 software installation creates the client's network configuration files, you might need to edit these files to match your specific networking environment. See Configure the Network Host Files (Oracle Solaris 10) for more information about editing these files.
By default, the system is configured to have one datalink for each known network device.
# dladm show-dev igb0 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full igb0 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full igb0 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full igb0 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full