The following procedure describes how to install the Oracle Solaris11.2 (with SRU5, or later, required) operating system from a PXE network environment.
Before You Begin
The following requirements must be met prior to starting the Oracle Solaris 11.2 (with SRU5, or later, required) PXE boot installation.
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, ensure that the Automated Installation (AI) image install server is setup and accessible to your server over the network.
If your AI server requires the MAC address of an install client, you can obtain your system's MAC address by logging in to the Oracle ILOM SP as root, and typing:
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress /SYS/MB/NET0 Properties: fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
For example, do one of the following:
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control, select Reset from the Select Action list box, then click Save.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The system begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Advanced screen appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Network Stack screen appears.
This causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS screen appears again.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears, listing the available boot devices. The screen that appears will differ depending on whether you have BIOS configured for Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.
For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
The PXE boot port is the physical network port configured to communicate with your network install server.
The GRUB menu appears.
For instructions for completing the PXE installation, refer to Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11.2 Installation Image at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html.