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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

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

How a Client Is Installed

SPARC and x86 Client System Requirements

Setting Up an Install Client

Setting Up a SPARC Client

Setting Up an x86 Client

Deleting a Client From a Service

Installing Clients

Using Secure Shell to Remotely Monitor Installations

Monitoring x86 Client Installations

Monitoring SPARC Client Installations

Installing a SPARC Client

Installing an x86 Client

Client Installation Messages

Automated Installation Started Message

Automated Installation Succeeded Message

15.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Part IV Performing Related Tasks

A.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

B.  Using the Device Driver Utility


How a Client Is Installed

When you set up your install server, you created at least one install service for each client architecture and each version of the Oracle Solaris OS that you plan to install. When you created each install service, you created customized installation instructions and system configuration instructions for different clients as needed. To start the automated installation, you just need to boot the client.

After you network boot the client, the installation and configuration of the client are completed using a net image, installation specifications, and system configuration specifications provided by the install service.

  1. The administrator network boots the client.

  2. The client system contacts the DHCP server and retrieves the client's network configuration and the location of the install server. SPARC clients can optionally use the network-boot-arguments variable set in the OBP to get this information.

  3. The client system loads the net image from one of the following sources:

    • The install service assigned to this client with the installadm create-client command

    • The default install service for this architecture

  4. The client system completes its installation using the AI manifest determined as described in Selecting the AI Manifest.

  5. The client system reboots if auto_reboot is set in the AI manifest, or the client is rebooted by the system administrator.

  6. During reboot, the client system is configured in one of the following ways:

When the AI client installation is finished, the message “Automated Installation succeeded” displays on the screen, a completion message displays in the /system/volatile/install_log log file, and the svc:/application/auto-installer SMF service on that client reaches the online state.