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|Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations|
This chapter describes how to use CD media to set up your network and systems to install the Solaris software from the network. Network installations enable you to install the Solaris software from a system that has access to the current Solaris release disc images, called an install server, to other systems on the network. You copy the contents of the CD media to the install server's hard disk. Then, you can install the Solaris software from the network by using any of the Solaris installation methods. This chapter covers the following topics:
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, only a DVD is provided. Solaris Software CDs are no longer provided.
Starting with the Solaris 10 11/06 release, you have the option during an initial installation to change the network security settings so that all network services, except Secure Shell, are disabled or restricted to respond to local requests only. This security option is available only during an initial installation, not during an upgrade. An upgrade maintains any previously set services. If necessary, you can restrict network services after an upgrade by using the netservices command. See Planning Network Security in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.
The network services can be enabled after installation by using the netservices open command or by enabling individual services by using SMF commands. See Revising Security Settings After Installation in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.
Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, the structure of the Solaris DVD and Solaris Software - 1 CD has changed for the SPARC platform. Slice 0 is no longer at the top of the directory structure. Therefore the structure of the x86 and SPARC DVDs and Solaris Software - 1 CD are the same. This change in structure makes setting up an install server easier if you have a mix of platforms, such as a SPARC install server and x86 media.