Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

Running Solaris Web Start in Client-Server Mode

How you run Solaris Web Start depends on what mode you use. For a description of the modes, see "Modes of Operation".

Before You Begin

This procedure applies to new, out-of-the-box machines. For machines that are already running, see "Installing Over a Previous Installation".

The machine should be taken out of its packaging and set up according to the instructions accompanying the hardware. You'll need to attach an alphanumeric terminal or tip line to the computer's serial port in order to view console messages and supply system identification information.

To Run in Client-Server Mode

  1. Insert the Solaris CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Turn on power to the system.

  3. Provide system identification information as requested.

    A system identification tool asks you to supply system and network information about the machine you're adding to the network.

    Eventually, Solaris Web Start issues a notice that your machine lacks graphical support.

    You cannot run Solaris Web Start on this system - it
    requires a bitmapped graphics display.
    You have two options:
    [1] Continue running Solaris Web Start using a browser window on
        another machine connected over the network. 
    [2] Run a standard Solaris interactive installation.
  4. Confirm you want to proceed with Solaris Web Start.

    Type the appropriate option number and then press the Return or Enter key.

  5. Supply a Solaris Web Start authentication password.

    This password is needed to prevent someone else from performing an installation on your system. Remember this password--you'll need it to access your server from the client machine's browser.

  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your terminal.

    Access Solaris Web Start by pointing your web browser at the location indicated.