Solaris 9 Installation Guide

x86: Set Up Marketing Systems to Install From the Network

Next, you use the add_install_client command on the boot server (server-2). This command sets up the marketing systems to boot from the boot server and install the Solaris 9 software from the install server (server-1):

server-2# cd /marketing/boot-dir/Solaris_9/Tools
server-2# ./add_install_client -s server-1:/export/install/x86_9 \
-c server-1:/jumpstart host-mkt1 i86pc
server-2# ./add_install_client -s server-1:/export/install/x86_9 \
-c server-1:/jumpstart host-mkt2 i86pc
server-2# ./add_install_client -d -s server-1:/export/install/x86_9 \
-c server-1:/jumpstart SUNW.i86pc i86pc

In the add_install_client command, the options that are used have the following meanings:


Specifies that the client is to use DHCP to obtain the network install parameters. This option is required for clients to use PXE network boot to boot from the network. -d is optional for network boot clients that do not use PXE network boot.


Specifies the install server (server-1) and the path to the Solaris 9 software (/export/install/x86_9).


Specifies the server (server-1) and path (/jumpstart) to the JumpStart directory.


The name of a system in the marketing group. 


The name of another system in the marketing group.  


The DHCP class name for all Solaris x86 clients. If you want to configure all Solaris x86 DHCP clients with a single command, use this class name. 


Specifies the platform group of the systems that use this boot server. The platform name represents x86 based systems.