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Oracle Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Automated Installer Overview

2.  Setting Up an AI Install Server

3.  Customizing Installations

4.  Specifying Installation Instructions

5.  Configuring the Client System

6.  Setting Up DHCP for AI

7.  Installing Client Systems

8.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

A.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

B.  Automated Installer Installation Administration Commands

C.  Migrating From JumpStart to Automated Installer

Comparing JumpStart and Automated Installer

Converting JumpStart Rules to AI Criteria

Comparing Rules Keywords and Criteria Directives

Converting Rules Files to Criteria

Sample JumpStart Rules File

Equivalent AI Criteria Specifications

Converting a JumpStart Profile to an AI Manifest

Converting Profile Files to AI Manifests

Sample JumpStart Profile File

Equivalent AI Manifest Directives

Comparing JumpStart and Automated Installer

Both Solaris Custom JumpStart and Oracle Solaris Automated Installer (AI) provide hands-free installation of multiple systems on a network. Clients are booted over the network, and once the client is booted, the installer takes over.

JumpStart installs the Oracle Solaris 10 OS and earlier versions of the Oracle Solaris OS. Automated Installer installs the Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS.

JumpStart and AI share the following characteristics:

Table C-1 Comparing JumpStart and AI Tasks

Set up an install server.
Use the setup_install_server(1M) command.
Use the installadm create-service command. See Chapter 2, Setting Up an AI Install Server.
Add clients to the installation.
Use the add_install_client(1M) command.
Use the installadm create-client command. See Chapter 7, Installing Client Systems.
Specify installation instructions.
Use profile files.
Specify client customizations.
Use rules files to associate clients with profile files.
Use the installadm set-criteria command to associate clients with AI manifests. See Chapter 3, Customizing Installations.
Specify post-installation client configuration.
Use finish scripts and sysidcfg(4) files.
Use SMF manifest files that are associated with particular AI manifests. See Chapter 5, Configuring the Client System.