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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

Network Installation Introduction

Required Servers for Network Installation

x86: Overview of Booting and Installing Over the Network With PXE

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



x86: Overview of Booting and Installing Over the Network With PXE

A Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) network boot is a direct network boot. No boot media is required on the client system. With PXE, you can install an x86 based client over the network by using DHCP.

A PXE network boot is available only for devices that implement the Intel Preboot Execution Environment specification. To determine whether your system supports PXE network booting, see your hardware manufacturer's documentation.

To boot over the network by using PXE, you need the following systems:

When you are preparing to use PXE to install a client over the network, consider the following issues.