Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide

ProcedureTo Create a Diskless Client Profile

The following procedure explains how to create an OS profile for the diskless client. Creating an OS profile is especially useful for Linux diskless clients, when you want to define NFS options or the size of the RAM disk.


    To create an OS profile for the diskless client, use the create osprofile command.

    create osprofile osprofile os <os-name> desc <description> 
     [nfsopts <nfsopts>[,nfsopts <nfsopts>]] 
                        [ramdisksize <ramdisksize>]


    • osprofile is a unique name for the OS profile.

    • os-name is the name of the OS distribution to install. as defined when the image was linked.

    • description provides an optional description of the profile.

    • nfsopts specify optional NFS-specific information using the format option/value.

    • ramdisksize specifies the size of the RAM disk in Mbytes. The default value is 512 Mbytes.

Example 4–2 Creating an OS Profile for a Linux Diskless Client

The following example creates an OS profile for a Linux diskless client.

N1-ok> create osprofile my-diskless-pro os my-diskless desc "RedHat diskless client profile" nfsopts=rsize=8192,wsize=8192 ramdisksize=1048576