Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 JumpStart to Oracle Solaris 11.2 Automated Installer

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Updated: July 2014

Comparing sysidcfg File Keywords to System Configuration Profile Directives

The following table compares sysidcfg file keywords with example AI system configuration profile specifications. Different SMF property value names might apply in different cases. See the examples in sysidcfg Conversion Using js2ai and in Example System Configuration Profiles in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems .

Table 3-1  Comparing sysidcfg File Keywords and Configuration Profile Directives
sysidcfg File Keyword
System Configuration Profile Directives

    The js2ai command does not perform any translation. Make sure the keyboard specified in the sysidcfg file is supported in Oracle Solaris 11.

  • Service name: system/keymap

  • Property group name: keymap

  • Property value name: layout


    AI supports DNS, NIS, and LDAP. The js2ai command supports values NONE, DNS, NIS, and LDAP. NIS+ name services are translated as NIS. If a name service is configured, the network must be configured as DefaultFixed.

  • Service name: system/name-service/switch

  • Property group name: config

  • Property value name: netgroup

AI supports configuring only a single interface as part of system installation. Because of this limitation, the js2ai command processes only the interface labeled PRIMARY or the first interface encountered in the sysidcfg file. The js2ai command sets the network to DefaultFixed if a name_service is specified. A properly configured DefaultFixed network needs to provide the host name, IP address, netmask, and gateway. Automated network configuration is only supported if no name service is specified.
Oracle Solaris 11 by default uses the prefix net when assigning link names. The older style used in Oracle Solaris 10 is available, but is disabled by default. When the js2ai command does a conversion of the network interface and sees a Solaris 10 style link name, the command will disable neutral link names.To use neutral link names in Oracle Solaris 11, you must change the network interface name specified in the sysidcfg file to a Oracle Solaris neutral link name like net0. For more information about neutral link names, see Network Devices and Datalink Naming in Oracle Solaris in Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
  • Service name: network/install

  • Property group name: install_ipv4_interface

  • Property value name: static_address

  • Property group name: install_ipv6_interface


    nfs4_domain=dynamic is supported for Automatic and DefaultFixed networks. networks.nfs4_domain=<custom-domain-name> is only supported for DefaultFixed networks. The conversion of the network_interface keyword determines whether a DefaultFixed or Automatic network is configured.

  • Service name: network/nfs/mapid

  • Property group name: nfs-props

  • Property value name: nfsmapid_domain


    Oracle Solaris 11 uses roles instead of the root user. You need to define a user with root role privileges in order to access the system in multi-user mode. Because the necessary structure can not completely be defined using the root_password keyword, you need to add the necessary structures used to define a user account with root role privileges to the sc_profile.xml file as a comment. If you do not specify the root_password keyword, you will also need to define the necessary datastructure for it as a comment.

  • Service name: system/config-user

  • Property group name: root_account

  • Property value name: password

The js2ai command supports the value NONE.
The js2ai command supports the value limited_net.

    The js2ai command does not perform any translation. Make sure the terminal type specified in the sysidcfg file is supported in Oracle Solaris 11.

  • Service name: system/console-login

  • Property group name: ttymon

  • Property value name: terminal_type

The js2ai command supports the value localhost.

    The js2ai command does not perform any translation.

  • Service name: system/timezone

  • Property group name: timezone

  • Property value name: localtime