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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)

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)

Sample Site Setup

Create the Document Root Directory

Create the WAN Boot Miniroot

Check the Client OBP for WAN Boot Support

Install the wanboot Program on the WAN Boot Server

Create the /etc/netboot Hierarchy

Copy the wanboot-cgi Program to the WAN Boot Server

(Optional) Configure the WAN Boot Server as a Logging Server

Configure the WAN Boot Server to Use HTTPS

Provide the Trusted Certificate to the Client

(Optional) Use Private Key and Certificate for Client Authentication

Create the Keys for the Server and the Client

Create the Flash Archive

Create the sysidcfg File

Create the Client's Profile

Create and Validate the rules File

Create the System Configuration File

Create the wanboot.conf File

Check the net Device Alias in OBP

Install Keys on the Client

Install the Client

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Install the Client

You can perform an unattended installation by setting network boot argument variables for wanclient-1 at the ok prompt, and then booting the client.

ok setenv network-boot-arguments host-ip=,
ok boot net - install
Resetting ...

Sun Blade 100 (UltraSPARC-IIe), No Keyboard
Copyright 1998-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.x.build_28, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #50335475.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:e:f3:75, Host ID: 83000ef3.

Rebooting with command: boot net - install
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/network@c,1  File and args: - install

<time unavailable> wanboot progress: wanbootfs: Read 68 of 68 kB (100%) 
<time unavailable> wanboot info: wanbootfs: Download complete
Fri Jun 20 09:16:06 wanboot progress: miniroot: Read 166067 of 166067 kB (100%)
Fri Jun 20Tue Apr 15 09:16:06 wanboot info: miniroot: Download complete
SunOS Release 5.10 Version WANboot10:04/11/03 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Configuring devices.

The following variables are set.

The client installs over the WAN. If the wanboot program does not find all the necessary installation information, you might be prompted to provide the missing information at the command line.