Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Deploy a System From a Unified Archive Using AI

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. (Optional) If needed, create a new install service on the AI server.

    It is only necessary to create a new install service if you do not already have one configured to support the needed client architecture and OS.

    # installadm create-service -n new-service -s source

    Ensure that the –s value is set to the name of the ISO file or the FMRI location for the current operating system version.

  3. Configure an AI manifest for the client.

    Either edit the default manifest XML file or create a new manifest XML file referencing the archive changes. Appendix A, Example XML Manifests for Archive Recovery provides sample manifests. Refer to Customizing an XML AI Manifest File in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems for editing and verification guidelines.

  4. Create a new manifest with the updated manifest XML file.
    # installadm create-manifest -n svcname -m manifest -f file
  5. Confirm both that the service was created and that the new manifest was applied to the service.
    1. Verify the new service.
      # installadm list -n new-service
    2. Verify the new manifest.
      # installadm list -n new-service -m