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You must create an install server to install the Oracle Solaris software on a system from the network. You do not always need to set up a boot server. A boot server contains enough of the boot software to boot systems from the network, and then the install server completes the installation of the Oracle Solaris software.
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, only a DVD is provided. Oracle Solaris Software CDs are no longer provided.
If you are using DHCP to set installation parameters or your install server and client are on the same subnet, you do not need a boot server. Proceed to Adding Systems to Be Installed From the Network With a CD Image.
Before You Begin
If your install server and your client are not on the same subnet and you are not using DHCP, you must create separate boot servers for each subnet. You could create an install server for each subnet; however, install servers require more disk space.
The system must include a local CD-ROM drive or have access to the remote current Oracle Solaris release disc images, which are normally on the install server. If you use a naming service, the system should be in the naming service. If you do not use a naming service, you must distribute information about this system by following your site's policies.
Note - Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
# mount -F nfs -o ro server-name:path /mnt
The install server name and absolute path to the disc image
# mkdir -p boot-dir-path
Specifies the directory where the boot software is to be copied
# cd /mnt/Solaris_10/Tools
# ./setup_install_server -b boot-dir-path
Specifies to set up the system as a boot server
Note - The setup_install_server command indicates whether you have enough disk space available for the images. To determine available disk space, use the df -kl command.
# cd /
# umount /mnt
Example 6-1 Creating a Boot Server on a Subnet With CD Media
The following example illustrates how to create a boot server on a subnet. These commands copy the boot software from the Oracle Solaris Software for SPARC Platforms - 1 CD image to /export/install/boot on the system's local disk.
# mount -F nfs -o ro crystal:/export/install/boot /mnt # mkdir -p /export/install/boot # cd /mnt/Solaris_10/Tools # ./setup_install_server -b /export/install/boot # cd / # umount /mnt
In this example, the disc is inserted and automatically mounted before the command. After the command, the disc is removed.
After you set up the boot server, you must add the client as an installation client. For information about how to add client systems to install over the network, see Adding Systems to Be Installed From the Network With a CD Image.
For additional information about the setup_install_server command, see theinstall_scripts(1M) man page.