Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

How Does Solaris Web Start Work?

Solaris Web Start lets you choose the software you want to install on your machine and creates a profile that reflects your software selections (or the default selections). Solaris Web Start uses the Solaris JumpStartTM utility to read the profile automatically, thus installing the Solaris software and the other selected software products with minimal intervention.

Solaris Web Start runs in a portable, web browser-based environment. This means you can run Solaris Web Start from a web browser on any desktop platform networked to your server.

If you're setting up a machine that includes a CD-ROM drive, frame buffer, keyboard, and monitor, you can run Solaris Web Start directly from that machine.