Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

ProcedureTo Allow All Systems Access to the Profile Server

Use the following procedure only if you store network installation information in the following places:

If you use the following procedure, the systems must be of the same type, such as all SPARC systems.

Do not use this procedure under the following conditions:

If you have the above conditions, use the SPARC boot command or use the x86 GRUB menu.

Note –

You also can store network installation information on a DHCP server.

  1. On the installation or boot server, log in as superuser.

  2. Use a text editor to open /etc/bootparams.

  3. Add this entry.

    * install_config=server:jumpstart_dir_path

    A wildcard character that specifies that all systems have access


    The host name of the profile server where the JumpStart directory is located


    The absolute path of the JumpStart directory

    For example, the following entry enables all systems to access the /jumpstart directory on the profile server that is named sherlock:

    * install_config=sherlock:/jumpstart

    Caution – Caution –

    Use of this procedure might produce the following error message when an installation client is booted:

    WARNING: getfile: RPC failed: error 5: (RPC Timed out).

    Booting From the Network, Error Messages contains details about this error message.

    All systems can now access the profile server.