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Customizing Automated Installations With Manifests and Profiles

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Updated: November 2020

Using the AI Manifest Wizard

The AI manifest wizard is a browser user interface (BUI) web application. It displays screens in sequence where you configure different sections of the manifest.

How to Create an AI Manifest Using the AI Manifest Wizard

Before You Begin

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

  1. Connect to the AI server remotely with X11 forwarding enabled.
    $ ssh -X ai-server

    As an alternative, open a desktop session directly on the AI server.

  2. (Optional) Enable the wizard web UI.
    aiserver$ installadm set-server -u -z

    The –z option causes manifests to be stored locally on the AI server in /var/ai/wizard-manifest.

  3. Launch the AI Manifest Wizard either through the browser or through the command line.
    • On the browser, type the following address:
    • On the terminal window, type the following command:
      aiserver$ /usr/bin/ai-wizard -p 5555

    Either command opens the wizard user interface.

  4. Configure the parameters on each screen as needed.

    After selecting whether to work on a specific service's manifest or to create a new one, you proceed to screens where you provide values to the following items:

    • Manifest name and target

    • Root pool and data pools

    • Disk allocations for the pools

    • Repositories

    • Software packages to install

    • Zone definitions