Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide

Windows OS Provisioning Process Overview

The following process describes the high-level process for managing Windows installations across your enterprise.

  1. Set up a Windows RIS server to contain the Windows distributions as explained in Setting Up a Windows Remote Installation Services Server in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Site Preparation Guide.

  2. Copy the appropriate Windows OS files to the RIS server, as explained in To Set Up a Windows Image on the Windows RIS Server.

  3. Link the RIS server distributions to the N1 System Manager, as explained in To Create a Windows OS Distribution.

  4. Modify the OS profile, if needed. For example, you will need to modify the OS profile to add the product key.

  5. Verify that the servers you want to provision are known to N1 System Manager. See Chapter 4, Discovering Manageable Servers, in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide.

  6. Link the GUIDs to the managed server names in N1 System Manager. Use the following command:

    N1-ok> set server server-name guid="guid-value"

    Where the GUID is of the format XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX, for example 5D607F6A-AF48-4003–AFA8–69E019A4496F.

    Note –

    If you have more than one Sun Fire V20z system, you might need to modify the GUIDs to make them unique. Contact Sun support for additional information.

  7. Install the Windows OS profile onto a managed server, as explained in Installing the Windows OS on Managed Servers.

  8. To verify that the job has completed, view the Jobs table.

Windows Image Server Requirements

The Windows RIS server must be running one of the following operating systems:

Supported Windows Operating Systems

You can provision the following operating systems:

Supported Windows Hardware Platforms

You can provision the Windows operating system onto the following target platforms: