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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

Installing With the Text Installer

Networking Configuration With Text Installer

How to Perform a Text Installation

Adding Software After Text Installation

Performing a Text Installation Over the Network

How to Perform a Text Installation Over the Network

5.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

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

Performing a Text Installation Over the Network

If you have set up your system to perform automated installations over the network, you also have the option of performing an interactive text installation over the network. Although you can install only a single system at a time with this option, you have the opportunity to customize each installation by using the interactive selections to modify the installation specifications.

How to Perform a Text Installation Over the Network

  1. Download an AI client image and create an install service based on that image.

    For instructions, see Part III, Installing Using an Install Server.

  2. Boot the client system over the network as follows.
    • For SPARC clients, type the following at the OBP prompt:
      # boot net:dhcp
    • For x86 clients, select 1 from the installation menu.
    Welcome to the Oracle Solaris xxx installation menu
    1 Install Oracle Solaris
    2 Install Additional Drivers
    3 Shell
    4 Terminal type (currently sun-color)
    5 Reboot
    Please enter a number [1]:
  3. Complete the text installation of the client system.

    For instructions, see How to Perform a Text Installation.

    Note - The package set installed by the text installer is the solaris-large-server package set. However, the text installer over the network is actually an automated installation. Automated installations are designed to download as much of the needed software as possible from IPS repositories. When you use the text installer over the network, a smaller package set, solaris-auto-install, is installed by default.

    This installed system will be very minimal. After booting into the installed system, you should probably install the solaris-large-server package set and, optionally, install a desktop as follows.

    # pkg install solaris-desktop
    # pkg install solaris-large-server