System configuration profiles specify client system configuration as a set of configuration parameters in the form of an SMF profile. The system configuration profile sets SMF properties for appropriate SMF services.
System configuration profiles are applied during the first boot of the system after AI installation. SMF services responsible for particular configuration areas process SMF properties and configure the system accordingly.
Each client can use any number of system configuration profiles. For example, a client might be assigned one profile that provides just the host name and IP address for that client. The same client and many other clients might be assigned other profiles that set more broadly applicable property values.
If no system configuration profile is provided for a particular client, the interactive configuration tool opens on that client upon the first boot after installation . See Reconfiguring a System for information about how to use the configuration tool interactively.