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Automatically Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Systems

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Updated: August 2021

How to Start the Installation on x86 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. Boot the system.
  2. While the system is booting, press the appropriate function key to access the BIOS screen.

    For example, some systems use F12.

  3. Configure the boot device information to boot the system from the network, then continue booting.

    The GRUB menu displays the options of using either the text installer or the automated installer to install the operating system.

  4. Choose to start the automated installation.

    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.

  5. (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.

    Note -  Remote access must be enabled on the server. See Setting Secure Shell for Remote Monitoring.

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