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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find 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)

What Is WAN Boot?

When to Use WAN Boot

How WAN Boot Works (Overview)

Sequence of Events in a WAN Boot Installation

Protecting Data During a WAN Boot Installation

Checking the Integrity of Data With a Hashing Key

Encrypting Data With Encryption Keys

Protecting Data by Using HTTPS

Security Configurations Supported by WAN Boot (Overview)

Secure WAN Boot Installation Configuration

Insecure WAN Boot Installation Configuration

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)



When to Use WAN Boot

The WAN boot installation method enables you to install SPARC based systems that are located in geographically remote areas. You might want to use WAN boot to install remote servers or clients that are accessible only over a public network.

If you want to install systems that are located on your local area network (LAN), the WAN boot installation method might require more configuration and administration than necessary. For information about how to install systems over a LAN, see Chapter 4, Installing From the Network (Overview).