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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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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)

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)

Sample Site Setup

Create the Document Root Directory

Create the WAN Boot Miniroot

Check the Client OBP for WAN Boot Support

Install the wanboot Program on the WAN Boot Server

Create the /etc/netboot Hierarchy

Copy the wanboot-cgi Program to the WAN Boot Server

(Optional) Configure the WAN Boot Server as a Logging Server

Configure the WAN Boot Server to Use HTTPS

Provide the Trusted Certificate to the Client

(Optional) Use Private Key and Certificate for Client Authentication

Create the Keys for the Server and the Client

Create the Flash Archive

Create the sysidcfg File

Create the Client's Profile

Create and Validate the rules File

Create the System Configuration File

Create the wanboot.conf File

Check the net Device Alias in OBP

Install Keys on the Client

Install the Client

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Create and Validate the rules File

The JumpStart program uses the rules file to select the correct installation profile for the wanclient-1 system. Create a text file that is named rules. Then, add keywords and values to this file.

The IP address of the wanclient-1 system is, and the netmask is Use the network rule keyword to specify the profile that the JumpStart program should use to install wanclient-1.

network - wanclient_1_prof - 

This rules file instructs the JumpStart program to use the wanclient_1_prof to install the current Oracle Solaris release software on wanclient-1.

Name this rule file wanclient_rule.

After you create the profile and the rules file, run the check script to verify that the files are valid.

wanserver-1# ./check -r wanclient_rule

If the check script does not find any errors, the script creates the rules.ok file.

Save the rules.ok file in the /opt/apache/htdocs/flash/ directory.