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Part I Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Options

1.  Overview of Installation Options

Part II Installing Using Installation Media

2.  Preparing for the Installation

3.  Using Live Media

4.  Using the Text Installer

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

AI Server Setup Task Map

Install Server Requirements

AI Server Hardware Requirements

Install Service Operation Privileges

AI Server Software Requirements

Installing the AI Installation Tools

Configuring the Install Server

Enabling Multicast DNS

Configuring a Multihomed Install Server

Configuring the Web Server Host Port

Configuring the Default Image Path

Automatically Updating the ISC DHCP Configuration

Creating an AI Install Service

Creating an Install Service Without Setting Up DHCP

Creating a SPARC Install Service Using an ISO File

Creating an x86 Install Service Using an IPS Package

Creating an Install Service Including Local DHCP Setup

ISC DHCP Configuration for an Oracle Solaris 11.1 i386 Install Service

ISC DHCP Configuration for an Oracle Solaris 11 i386 Install Service

ISC DHCP Configuration for an Oracle Solaris 11.1 sparc Install Service

Maintaining an Install Server

Adding, Modifying, or Deleting an Install Service

Creating an Install Service

Modifying Install Service Properties

Updating an Install Service

Renaming an Install Service

Enabling or Disabling an Install Service

Deleting an Install Service

Associating Clients With Install Services

Adding a Client To an Install Service

Associating a Client With a Different Install Service

Deleting a Client From an Install Service

Associating Client-Specific Installation Instructions With Install Services

Adding an AI Manifest to an Install Service

Updating an AI Manifest

Deleting an AI Manifest

Associating Client-Specific Configuration Instructions With Install Services

Adding a System Configuration Profile to an Install Service

Updating a System Configuration Profile

Validating a System Configuration Profile

Deleting a System Configuration Profile

Exporting an AI Manifest or a System Configuration Profile

Modifying Criteria for an AI Manifest or a System Configuration Profile

Showing Information About Install Services

Listing All Install Services on the Install Server

Showing Information for a Specified Install Service

Listing Clients Associated With Install Services

Listing Clients Associated With a Specific Install Service

Showing Information About Customized Installations

Listing All AI Manifests and System Configuration Profiles

Listing Manifests and Profiles Associated With a Specified Install Service

Administering the AI SMF Service

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.  Installing Client Systems

15.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Part IV Performing Related Tasks

A.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

B.  Using the Device Driver Utility


Installing the AI Installation Tools

The AI installation tools package provides the installadm(1M) command that enables you to create and maintain AI install services.

The installadm command enables you to accomplish the following tasks:

See Maintaining an Install Server and the installadm(1M) man page for more information about the installadm command.

To install the tools package, your AI install server must be able to access an Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) software package repository. Make sure you are connected to the Internet or to a local IPS package server that contains the install/installadm package.

Use the pkg list command to determine whether the installadm package is already installed on this system.

$ pkg list installadm
pkg list: no packages matching 'installadm' installed

Use the -a option to show whether your IPS package repository contains a version of the installadm package that you can install in this image.

$ pkg list -a installadm
NAME (PUBLISHER)                                       VERSION                IFO
install/installadm                                     0.5.11- ---

If more than one publisher is defined for this image, use the -v option to show which publisher provides the installadm package. The following example shows that solaris is the publisher of this package:

$ pkg list -av installadm
FMRI                                                                          IFO
pkg://solaris/install/installadm@0.5.11,5.11- ---

Use the pkg publisher command to show the origin for the publisher. In this example, a local copy of the solaris repository has been made.

$ pkg publisher
solaris                 origin  online  F file:///export/repoSolaris11/  (non-sticky)   origin  online  F

Use the pkg install command to install the installadm package.

$ pfexec pkg install install/installadm
           Packages to install:  1
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No
            Services to change:  2

DOWNLOAD                       PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
Completed                       1/1       72/72      0.3/0.3    0B/s

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Installing new actions                       138/138
Updating package state database                 Done
Updating image state                            Done
Creating fast lookup database                   Done
Reading search index                            Done
Updating search index                            1/1
$ pkg info installadm
          Name: install/installadm
       Summary: installadm utility
   Description: Automatic Installation Server Setup Tools
      Category: System/Administration and Configuration
         State: Installed
     Publisher: solaris
       Version: 0.5.11
 Build Release: 5.11
Packaging Date: Mon Aug 15 02:40:57 2012
          Size: 1.21 MB
          FMRI: pkg://solaris/install/installadm@0.5.11,5.11-