The network-boot-arguments parameter of the eeprom utility enables you to set configuration parameters to be used by the PROM when you perform a WAN boot. Setting network boot arguments in the PROM takes precedence over any default values. If you are using DHCP, these arguments also take precedence over configuration information that is provided by the DHCP server for the given parameter.
If you are manually configuring an Oracle Solaris system to boot from the network, you must provide thesystem with all of the necessary information for the system to boot.
Information that is required by the PROM includes the following:
IP address of the booting client
Name of the boot file
IP address of the stem that is providing the boot file image
In addition, you might be required to provide the subnet mask and IP address of the default router to be used.
The syntax to use for network booting is as follows:
Specifies the address discovery protocol that is to be used.
Specifies configuration parameters as attribute pairs.
The following table lists the configuration parameters that you can specify for the network-boot-arguments parameter.
Before You Begin
Complete any preliminary tasks that are required for booting a system from the network. For more information, see Requirements for Booting a System From the Network.
# eeprom network-boot-arguments="protocol,hostname=hostname"
For example, to use DHCP as the boot protocol and a host name of mysystem.example.com, you would set the values for the network-boot-arguments parameter as follows:
# eeprom network-boot-arguments="DHCP,hostname=mysystem.example.com"
# init 0
ok boot net