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Hardware Installation

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Installation Worksheet

How to Connect to the Server Using the Server's IP Address

(Optional) How to Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port

How to Connect to the Server Using a Serial Capture Program

Oracle Solaris OS Information Products and Training

Operating System Installation

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service


Installation Worksheet

Use the worksheet to gather the information that you need to configure the preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS. You need to collect only the information that applies to your application of the system.

Table 1 Installation Worksheet

Information for Installation
Description or Example
Your Answers: Asterisk (*) identifies defaults.
Choose from the list of available languages for the Oracle Solaris software.
Choose your geographic region from the list of available locales.
English (C - 7-bit ASCII)*
Choose the type of terminal that you are using from the list of available terminal types.
Network connection
Is the system connected to a network?
  • Networked
  • Non-networked*

Can the system use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure its network interfaces?
  • Yes
  • No*

If you are not using DHCP, note the network address.
IP address
If you are not using DHCP, supply the IP address for the system.


If you are not using DHCP, is the system part of a subnet?

If yes, what is the netmask of the subnet?

Do you want to enable IPv6 on this machine?
  • Yes
  • No*

Host name
A host name that you choose for the system.
Do you want to configure Kerberos security on this machine?

If yes, gather the following:

Default realm:

Administration server:

First KDC:

(Optional) Additional KDCs:

  • Yes
  • No*

Name service: If the system uses a name service, provide the following information.
Name service
Which name service should this system use?
  • NIS+
  • NIS

  • DNS

  • LDAP

  • None*

Domain name
Provide the name of the domain in which the system resides.
NIS+ and NIS
Do you want to specify a name server or let the installation program find one?
  • Specify One
  • Find One*

Provide IP addresses for the DNS server. You must enter at least one IP address, but you can enter up to three addresses.

You can also enter a list of domains to search when a DNS query is made.

Search domain:

Search domain:

Search domain:

Provide the following information about your LDAP profile:

Profile name:

Profile server:

If you specify a proxy credential level in your LDAP profile, gather the following:

Proxy-Bind Distinguished Name:

Proxy-Bind Password:

Default route
Do you want to specify a default route IP address or let the Oracle Solaris installation program find one?

The default route provides a bridge that forwards traffic between two physical networks. An IP address is a unique number that identifies each host on a network.

You have the following choices:

  • You can specify the IP address. An /etc/defaultrouter file is created with the specified IP address. When the system is rebooted, the specified IP address becomes the default route.

  • You can let the Oracle Solaris installation program detect an IP address. However, the system must be on a subnet that has a router that advertises itself by using the ICMP router discovery protocol. If you are using the command-line interface, the software detects an IP address when the system is booted.

  • You can choose None if you do not have a router or do not want the software to detect an IP address at this time. The software automatically tries to detect an IP address on reboot.

  • Specify One
  • Detect One

  • None*

Time zone
How do you want to specify your default time zone?
  • Geographic region*
  • Offset from GM

  • Time zone file

Root password
Choose a root password for the system.