This section highlights information for existing customers about important new features related to installation in this release.
The ability to reconfigure or unconfigure selected parts of a running system configuration by using functional groups. See Functional Groupings Overview.
The installadm command has been enhanced to ease the configuration of install services. Also, the command is now interactive. If you do not include any options with the command, you will be given a prompt which enables you to simplify the process of entering mulitple installadm commands. Examples of the command appear in Chapter 8, Setting Up an AI Server.
The ability to securely install a client using AI and secure IPS repositories. See Increasing Security for Automated Installations.
The default AI manifest is now a derived manifest script, which enables the AI process to use existing system configuration data to simplify some of the AI configuration steps. See Default AI Manifest.
AI manifests can now be configured to support the following actions:
Reusing existing partitions or slices. See Reusing Existing Disk Slices or Partitions.
Installing multiple SVR4 packages. See Installing Multiple SVR4 Packages.
Also, you can writer a derived manifest script to create a system configuration profile using information from an existing client so that the client data does not have to be manually managed. See Example 10–6.
You can create AI manifests using a Browser User Interface (BUI) web application so that you do not have to edit an XMP file for all configuration does information. See Creating a AI Manifest Using the AI Manifest Wizard.
System configuration profiles can now include:
Multiple interface configuration. See Configuring Multiple IPv4 Interfaces
SSH keys for users. See Configuring SSH Keys.
Kerberos client configuration information. See How to Configure Kerberos Clients Using AI.
In addition, profiles can now include variables to enable the AI service to gather current configuration information from the install client. See Using System Configuration Profile Templates