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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: April 2019

SPARC and x86 AI Client System Requirements

The AI client for automated installation must meet the following requirements. Any system that meets these requirements can be used as an automated AI client, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers.

SPARC and x86 clients of AI installation over the network must meet the following requirements:


1 GB minimum

Disk space

13 GB minimum

Network access

AI client must be able to access the following resources during the installation:

  • A DHCP server that provides network configuration information

  • The AI server

  • An IPS repository that contains the packages to be installed on the AI client

On SPARC systems, the firmware must be updated to include the current version of the Open Boot PROM (OBP) that contains the latest WAN boot support.

To boot over the network, AI requires WAN boot support for SPARC clients. You can check whether your AI client Open Boot PROM (OBP) supports WAN boot by checking whether network-boot-arguments is a valid variable that can be set in the eeprom.

If the variable network-boot-arguments is displayed, or if the command returns the output network-boot-arguments: data not available, the OBP supports WAN boot and the AI client can be installed over the network.

# eeprom | grep network-boot-arguments
network-boot-arguments: data not available

If the command results in no output, then WAN Boot is not supported and the AI client cannot be installed over the network. See Automated Installations That Boot From Media.

# eeprom | grep network-boot-arguments