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Automatically Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Systems

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Updated: August 2021
 
 

Specifying the VLAN for DHCP and AI Services

If the network uses VLANs, you might need to specify on the AI client which VLAN to use to reach the DHCP and AI services.

By default, network boot is performed by using untagged Ethernet frames, relying on the switch to provide automatic tagging. Some sun4v SPARC systems can network boot over a VLAN that requires tagging by the client. To enable network boot over a VLAN that requires tagging by the client, specify the VLAN ID as a modifier to the net path.

The following example shows the command to network boot on VLAN 816:

boot net:vlan=816

When you specify DHCP configuration in the boot command, the vlan modifier must precede the dhcp modifier on the command line.

The following example shows the command to specify DHCP configuration with a tagged VLAN:

boot net:vlan=816,dhcp

To verify whether tagged VLANs are used on the AI DHCP server, use the dladm show-vlan command.