The keyboard and language selections are requested during the x86 installation process. These values are preset for the SPARC installation process.
For instructions on using the Device Driver Utility, see How to Start the Device Driver Utility. After you have installed the drivers, restart the text installation and return to the installation menu.
At the shell prompt, follow the steps to configure a network interface. See Chapter 3, Configuring and Administering IP Interfaces and Addresses in Oracle Solaris, in Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle Solaris 11.2 for more information. After you have configured a network interface, exit the shell by pressing Control-D.
Welcome to the Oracle Solaris 11.2 installation menu 1 Install Oracle Solaris 2 Install Additional Drivers 3 Shell 4 Terminal type (currently sun-color) 5 Reboot Please enter a number :
Use the "Continue" function key to move to the next panel.
Local Disks – This is the default option for disks that are attached to the computer, including internal and external hard disks.
iSCSI – If you want the installer to search for remote disks that are accessible over a network using the iSCSI standard, select this option. Make sure to complete Step 3, if you want to use iSCSI. An additional panel prompts for the following information:
The IP address of the iSCSI target. Provide four numbers in the range 0-255. The system at this IP address must be online and accessible. This field is required.
The Logical Unit Number of the iSCSI device located at the provided IP address. The LUN is often a numerical value such as 0, 1, and so on. This field is optional.
The name of the iSCSI target in iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN) format. This field is optional.
The port number used in conjunction with the provided IP address for discovering the iSCSI device. The default value of 3260 is the port typically used for iSCSI. This field is optional.
The initiator node name to be set for the iSCSI discovery session. For iSCSI booting, this field is hidden as the initiator node name cannot be modified. This field is generated for you.
If using CHAP for authentication, the CHAP (Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol) name to be used for authentication. This field is optional.
The CHAP secret value for authentication. If provided, this value must be between 12 and 16 characters long. This field is optional.
If you choose the iSCSI option, a delay might occur when you select Next while the details you provided are validated. If the iSCSI LUN cannot be discovered, an error is displayed. You cannot proceed until the problem is resolved, either by entering valid criteria or by deselecting iSCSI.
If more than one target disk is listed, select one of the disks or accept the default.
The following choices are displayed:
Use the entire disk
Use a GPT partition
At any point as you complete the installation panels, you can revert to the original settings.
Caution - If the existing partition table cannot be read, the panel displays proposed partitioning. In this instance, all of the data on the disk is destroyed during the installation.
The installer uses GPT formatting when installing onto a whole disk or an unformatted disk. However, existing GPT partitions or DOS partitions are retained by default and displayed by the installer, so you can retain and install into an existing partition.
Note the following:
If the disk contains existing DOS partitions, up to four DOS primary partitions are displayed. If a DOS extended partition exists, its logical partitions are also displayed in the disk layout order within the extended partition. Only one Solaris partition is allowed, and that Solaris partition must be used for the installation. The Solaris partition can be a logical partition within an extended partition.
If the disk contains existing GPT partitions, the GPT partitions are displayed. Up to seven GPT partitions are supported. You can create one or more Solaris partitions during the installation, but you must choose one Solaris partition as the installation target. If there are multiple, existing Solaris GPT partitions, the first suitable Solaris GPT partition will be chosen by default as the installation target.
The SPARC installation process will prompt for information about the disk slices.
For detailed partitioning instructions, see Guidelines for Partitioning a System During an Interactive Installation, or see the online help in the installer.
The installer continues to the Time Zone panels.
The installer continues to the Time Zone panels.
If you selected DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as alternate name services in addition to DNS.
If you did not select DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as the only name service.
If you will be configuring LDAP on the system without an LDAP profile, select None instead of selecting LDAP. Then, configure LDAP manually after the installation is complete.
If no network naming services are selected, network names can be resolved by using standard name source files such as /etc/hosts. For further information, see the nsswitch.conf (4) man page.
The LDAP profile to be used to configure the LDAP name service on the system
The IP address for the LDAP profile server
The LDAP search base
In the LDAP Proxy panel, specify whether LDAP proxy bind information will be provided.
If needed, provide the LDAP proxy bind distinguished name and proxy bind password.
You can either let the software search for a name server or you can specify a name server. Select one of the following two choices:
Specify One - Type the name server's host name or IP address in the subpanel.
You are not required to create a user account, but you must create a root password.
In this case, root will be a role assigned to the user.
To create a user account, type a username and password. The name must begin with a letter and can contain only letters and numbers.
In this case, root will be a regular user.
For further information, see Using Oracle Configuration Manager.
The following options are available:
Proxy - The next panel prompts for the proxy hostname, port number, and username and password if using secure proxy.
Aggregation Hubs - The next panel prompts for the OCM Hub URL and the ASR Manager URL.
Review the specifications in the Installation Summary panel. If necessary, go back and make any required changes before starting the installation.
Use the restart function key to start the Oracle Solaris installation process.
Caution - Do not interrupt an installation that is in progress. An incomplete installation can leave a disk in an indeterminate state.
The Installation Results panel provides access to installation logs that you can review.