Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Systems

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Updated: July 2014

Associating a Client With a Service

A client can be associated with only one install service. If you run the installadm create-client command more than once and specify the same MAC address each time, that client is associated only with the install service that was specified last. You must be an administrator to run this command.

To find the MAC address of a system, use the dladm command. See the dladm (1M) man page for more information.

Example 8-13  Associating a SPARC Client With a Service

The following command adds the client with MAC address 00:14:4f:a7:65:70 to the solaris11_2-sparc install service:

# installadm create-client -e 00:14:4f:a7:65:70 -n solaris11_2-sparc
Example 8-14  x86: Associating an X86 Client With a Service and Redirecting Output to a Serial Line

The following example adds an x86 client and changes the boot properties in the client-specific /etc/netboot/grub.cfg file. In this example, the installation output is redirected to a serial console device.

# installadm create-client -e c0ffeec0ffee -n solaris11_2-i386 -b console=ttya
Example 8-15  x86: Changing Boot Properties for an X86 Client

For x86 client systems, you can use the –G option to specify a custom GRUB2 menu to use when booting the client. This example specifies a custom GRUB2 menu named /etc/netboot/grub.custom.cfg.

# installadm create-client -e c0ffeec0ffee -n solaris11_2-i386 -G /etc/netboot/grub.custom.cfg

Note that the –b and –G options cannot both be used at the same time.

Hands-Off AI Installation for x86 Clients

If you want an AI Installation to automatically start, use the –b install=true option when creating the client using the create-client subcommand. To apply this setting to all clients of a service, you can use this option when creating the service using the create-service subcommand.