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Automatically Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Systems

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Updated: July 2019
 
 

About Zone Installations Using AI

AI supports non-global zone installations. The operation occurs at the completion of the global zone OS installation. After the client system reboots, the svc:/system/zones-install:default service configures and installs the non-global zones.

Kernel zones can also be automatically installed provided that they have the same OS version as the global zone. Otherwise, you would need to archive the kernel zones first in order to be included in the installation. To create unified archives, see Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

Oracle Solaris 10 zones are not supported in AI. For these, you would need to use a first-boot script. For more information about scripts, see Chapter 6, Running a Custom Script During First Boot in Customizing Automated Installations With Manifests and Profiles.

    Zones are not installed if any of the following errors occurs:

  • A zone configuration file is not syntactically correct.

  • A collision exists among zone names, zone paths, or delegated ZFS datasets in the set of zones to be installed.

  • Required datasets are not configured in the global zone.