You install the master system with the software configuration that you want other systems to have. You can install clone systems with an initial installation that overwrites all files on the system or with an update that only includes the differences between two images. For an initial installation, use any of the Solaris installation methods to install the Solaris operating environment on the master system.
If you have previously installed an archive on a clone system, you can update that system with changes by using a differential archive. The changes are made to the original image such as installing patches, or adding and removing packages. The differential archive overwrites only the files specified in the archive. For the procedure for updating the original master image and creating a differential archive, see To Update a Master Image and Create a Differential Archive.
Identify the system configuration that you want to install.
With the use of the Solaris installation methods, install the Solaris operating environment on the master system. For a discussion of the different installation methods, refer to Chapter 3, Choosing a Solaris Installation Method (Overview).
Customize your Solaris installation in any of the following ways:
Modify configuration files.
Add support for peripheral devices on the clone system.
You can create custom scripts or use the flar create command to create the archive.