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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)



Create the WAN Boot Miniroot

Use the setup_install_server(1M) with the -w option to copy the WAN boot miniroot and the Oracle Solaris software image to the /export/install/Solaris_10 directory of wanserver-1.

Insert the Oracle Solaris Software media in the media drive that is attached to wanserver-1. Type the following commands.

wanserver-1# mkdir -p /export/install/cdrom0
wanserver-1# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Tools
wanserver-1# ./setup_install_server -w /export/install/cdrom0/miniroot \

Move the WAN boot miniroot to the document root directory (/opt/apache/htdocs/) of the WAN boot server.

wanserver-1# mv /export/install/cdrom0/miniroot/miniroot \

Check the Client OBP for WAN Boot Support

Determine that the client OBP supports WAN boot by typing the following command on the client system.

# eeprom | grep network-boot-arguments
network-boot-arguments: data not available

In the previous example, the network-boot-arguments: data not available output indicates that the client OBP supports WAN boot.