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Automatically Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Systems

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Updated: August 2021

How to Start the Installation on SPARC Clients

Before You Begin

You must complete the necessary configurations on the AI server. See Setting Up the AI Server.

Ensure that your role has the appropriate rights profiles to perform this procedure. See Using Rights Profiles to Install Oracle Solaris.

  1. Access the system's OBP prompt.
    $ init 0
  2. Choose one of the following commands to boot the client:
    • If you are using DHCP:

      ok boot net:dhcp - install
    • If you want to enable or disable remote access for this particular client:

      ok boot net:dhcp - livessh=enable|disable

      Note -  Remote access must be enabled on the server. See Setting Secure Shell for Remote Monitoring.
    • If you want the client to use mDNS to locate the correct install server among multiple servers:

      ok boot net:dhcp - install mdns
    • If you are not using DHCP:

      ok setenv network-boot-arguments host-ip=client-ip, \
         router-ip=router-ip,subnet-mask=subnet-mask,hostname=hostname, \

      The network-boot-arguments variable is set persistently in OBP. Then boot the client:

      ok boot net - install

      Note -  When you use the network-boot-arguments variable, the SPARC client does not have DNS configuration information. Ensure that the AI manifest used with this client specifies an IP address instead of a host name for the location of the IPS package repository, and for any other URI in the manifest.

    At the completion of the installation, the systems would reboot if auto_reboot is set to true in the clients' manifest. Otherwise, you would be prompted to reboot the client manually.

  3. (Optional) To remotely access the client, use the ssh command to log in.

    For first-time client access, use jack as both user name and password to log in.

    The progress of the installation is recorded in the /system/volatile/install_log file.