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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

Advantages of Preconfiguring System Configuration Information

Preconfiguring With the sysidcfg File

Syntax Rules for the sysidcfg File

sysidcfg File Keywords

auto_reg Keyword

keyboard Keyword

name_service Keyword

network_interface Keyword

nfs4_domain Keyword

root_password Keyword

security_policy Keyword

service_profile Keyword

system_locale Keyword

terminal Keyword

timezone Keyword

timeserver Keyword

SPARC: Preconfiguring Power Management Information

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Advantages of Preconfiguring System Configuration Information

The installation methods require configuration information about a system, such as peripheral devices, host name, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and naming service. Before the installation tools prompt you for configuration information, they check for configuration information that is stored elsewhere.

The following table describes the ways to preconfigure system information.

Table 2-1 Preconfiguration Options

Preconfiguration File or Service
Further Information
sysidcfg file
Preset the domain name, netmask, DHCP, IPv6 and other parameters by using keywords in the sysidcfg file.
Naming service
Preset host name and IP addresses by preconfiguring your system information in your naming service.
enables host system in a TCP/IP network to be configured automatically for the network as the system boots. DHCP can manage IP addresses by leasing them as needed to clients.

For more detailed information about choosing a preconfiguration method, see Choosing a Naming Service.

When the Oracle Solaris or the JumpStart, a feature of Oracle Solaris, installation program detects preconfigured system information, the installation program does not prompt you to provide the information. For example, say you have several systems and you do not want a time zone prompt every time you install the current Oracle Solaris release on one of the systems. You can specify the time zone in the sysidcfg file or the naming service databases. When you install the current Oracle Solaris release, the installation program does not prompt you for a time zone value.