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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

How to Install Using AI Media

  1. Download the AI boot image.

    To download the AI boot image, go to: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html.

  2. Review the default AI manifest.

    You can use the default manifest that is provided in the AI image or you can create a custom manifest and provide the location of this custom manifest when the client boots. See Creating a Custom AI Manifest.

  3. Create bootable media.
    • ISO images – Burn the .iso file to a CD or DVD.
    • USB images – Use the usbcopy utility to copy the image to a USB flash drive.

      Note -  To add this utility to your system, install the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package.

      Alternatively, you can use the dd command instead of the usbcopy utility: For example:

      # dd bs=16k conv=sync if=<image path> of=/dev/rdsk/c4t0d0p0
  4. Boot from the media.

    Boot the system from the device that contains the boot image. See Booting a SPARC System From AI Media and Booting an x86 System From AI Media for instructions about how to specify the default AI manifest or a custom AI manifest.

    A “hands-free” installation is performed. After the installation, the SCI Tool starts and asks you to provide configuration information for the system.

  5. Provide configuration information in the SCI Tool panels.

    See How to Use the SCI Tool.