The following items describe some of the strategies that you could use when migrating to using the Automated Installer.
Convert JumpStart rules, profiles, and configuration files to AI criteria, AI manifests, and SMF system configuration profiles.
Get the js2ai command:
# pkg install install/js2ai
Follow the instructions on these pages to convert JumpStart data to AI data:
js2ai (1M) man page
Use one server as both a JumpStart install server and an AI install server.
This configuration allows you to support JumpStart capable systems from a Oracle Solaris 11 server. For more information see Chapter 4, Installing Oracle Solaris 10 by Using JumpStart on an Oracle Solaris 11 Server.
Dynamically derive an AI client provisioning manifest.
See Creating an AI Manifest at Client Installation Time in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems . JumpStart begin scripts provide the ability to dynamically manipulate installation parameters that are passed to the installer. AI provides the ability to query client attributes at client installation time and dynamically derive a provisioning manifest customized for that client. Environment variables specify hardware attributes of the client, and most of these attributes are the same as environment variables used with JumpStart begin scripts.
Access a software package repository for AI installations.
Use an Oracle Solaris 11 package repository on the Internet, such as pkg.oracle.com.
Make a local copy of a package repository: Copying and Creating Package Repositories in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
Provide system configuration instructions.
See Chapter 11, Configuring the Client System, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems for information about creating SMF profiles.
See Chapter 12, Installing and Configuring Zones, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems for information about creating an AI manifest and SMF profiles to install non-global zones as part of an AI client installation.
Create an SMF service that runs once at first boot and executes a user-defined script.
Alternatively, create the installation you want by creating a custom ISO image.
See Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11.2 Installation Image for information about creating a custom installation image.