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Unknown client “host_name”
Cause: The host_name argument in the add_install_client command is not a host in the naming service.
Error: <system name> does not exist in the NIS ethers map
Add it, and rerun the add_install_client command
Description: When you run the add_install_client command, the command fails with the above error.
Cause: The client you are adding to the install server does not exist in the server's /etc/ethers file.
Solution: Add the needed information to the /etc/ethers file on the install server and run the add_install_client command again.
Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Note - Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
On the client, find the ethers address.
# ifconfig -a grep ethers ether 8:0:20:b3:39:1d
On the install server, open the /etc/ethers file in an editor. Add the address to the list.
On the client, run add_install_client again as in this example.
# ./add_install_client bluegill sun4u