Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

ProcedureHow to Create Macros to Support Solaris Installation (DHCP Manager)

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks before you create DHCP macros for your installation.

  1. Select the Macros tab in DHCP Manager.

  2. Choose Create from the Edit menu.

    The Create Macro dialog box opens.

  3. Type the name of a macro.

    See Table 6–6 for macro names you might use.

  4. Click the Select button.

    The Select Option dialog box opens.

  5. Select Vendor in the Category list.

    The Vendor options you created are listed.

  6. Select an option you want to add to the macro and click OK.

  7. Type a value for the option.

    See Table 6–4 and Table 6–5 for the option's data type and refer to the information that add_install_client -d reports.

  8. Repeat Step 6 through Step 7 for each option you want to include.

    To include another macro, type Include as the option name and type the macro name as the option value.

  9. Click OK when the macro is complete.

Continuing the Installation

If you plan to use DHCP in an installation over the network, you need to set up an installation server and add the system as an installation client. For more information, see Chapter 7, Preparing to Install From the Network (Overview).

If you plan to use DHCP in a WAN boot installation, you need to perform additional tasks. For more information, see Chapter 11, WAN Boot (Overview).

If you plan to use DHCP in a custom JumpStart installation, you need to create a profile and a rules.ok file. For more information, see Chapter 5, Custom JumpStart (Overview), in Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations.

See Also

For more information about DHCP, see Part III, DHCP, in System Administration Guide: IP Services.