Solaris 9 Installation Guide

Using DHCP to Provide Network Installation Parameters

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides the network parameters that are necessary for installation. When using DHCP, you do not need to create a separate boot server. After you have created the install server, you add clients to the network with the add_install_client command and the -d option. The -d option enables you to set up client systems for Solaris installation from the network by using DHCP.

For information on DHCP options for installation parameters, see “Supporting Solaris Network Installation with the DHCP Service (Task Map)” in System Administration Guide: IP Services.