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Part I Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Options

1.  Overview of Installation Options

Part II Installing Using Installation Media

2.  Preparing for the Installation

3.  Using the LiveCD

4.  Using the Text Installer

5.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

Overview of Installation Using AI Media

Installing Using AI Media

System Requirements for Installing Using AI Media

How To Install Using AI Media

Creating a Custom AI Manifest

Booting a SPARC System From AI Media

Use the Default AI Manifest

Use a Custom AI Manifest

Boot a SPARC Image Without Installing

Booting an x86 System From AI Media

Use the Default AI Manifest

Use a Custom AI Manifest

Boot an x86 Image Without Installing

Viewing the Installation Log Files

6.  Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance

Part III Installing Using an Install Server

7.  Automated Installation of Multiple Clients

8.  Setting Up an Install Server

9.  Customizing Installations

10.  Provisioning the Client System

11.  Configuring the Client System

12.  Installing and Configuring Zones

13.  Running a Custom Script During First Boot

14.  Setting Up Oracle Configuration Manager For Use By AI Client Systems

15.  Installing Client Systems

16.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Chapter 5

Automated Installations That Boot From Media

You can initiate an automated installation of the Oracle Solaris 11 OS on a SPARC system or an X86 system by booting an AI Image on media rather than booting over the network. This chapter discusses reasons to boot an AI client from media and how to perform the installation in that mode.