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

filesys Profile Keyword (Mounting Remote File Systems) (UFS and ZFS)

Note –

The filesys keyword can be used when you install either a UFS file system or a ZFS root pool. The usage for this keyword is the same in both UFS and ZFS installations.

filesys server:path server_address mount_pt_name mount_options

By using filesys with the listed values, the JumpStart program sets up the installed system to automatically mount remote file systems when the system boots. You can specify filesys more than once.


The name of the server where the remote file system is located, followed by a colon.


The remote file system's mount-point name. For example, /usr or /export/home


The IP address of the server that is specified in server:path. If a naming service is not running on the network, the server_address value can be used to populate the /etc/hosts file with the server's host name and IP address. If you are not specifying the server's IP address, you must specify a minus sign (-). For example, if you have a naming service that is running on the network, you do not need to specify the server's IP address.


The name of the mount point on which the remote file system is to be mounted.


One or more mount options, which is the same as the -o option of the mount(1M) command. The mount options are added to the /etc/vfstab entry for the specified mount_pt_name.

Note –

If you need to specify more than one mount option, the mount options must be separated by commas and no spaces (ro,quota for example).

Example 8–10 filsys Profile Keyword

filesys sherlock:/export/home/user2 - /home