Any system that meets the requirements described in this section can be used as an AI server, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers. The AI server can be either an x86 machine or a SPARC machine. An x86 AI server can install both SPARC and x86 clients, and a SPARC AI server can install both SPARC and x86 clients.
Install the Oracle Solaris 11.2 OS on the AI server. For more information, see Part II, Installing Using Installation Media. To find out how to update the software on an existing server, see Updating to Oracle Solaris 11.2 . Using the most recent version of the OS on an AI server enables you to use all of the new functionality while still supporting the installation of older versions.
The minimum requirement is 1 GB of memory.
Additional disk space required to operate as an AI server depends on how many install services you set up. You need a separate install service for each different client architecture that you plan to install and for each different version of the Oracle Solaris 11 OS that you plan to install on client systems. Each net image is approximately 300-400 MB.