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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

Associating AI Clients With Install Services

The installadm create-client command associates an AI client with a specific install service. You can also provide custom settings for x86 clients. See Setting Up an AI Client for more examples and sample output.

The installadm delete-client command removes the association of an AI client to an install service.

Associating an AI Client With an Install service

An AI client can be associated with only one install service. If you run the installadm create-client command more than once and specify the same MAC address each time, that AI client is associated only with the install service that was specified last. You must be an administrator to run this command.

To find the MAC address of a system, use the dladm command. See the dladm(1M) man page for more information.

Example 15  Associating a SPARC Client With an Install Service

The following command adds the AI client with MAC address 00:14:4f:a7:65:70 to the solaris11_3-sparc install service:

# installadm create-client -e 00:14:4f:a7:65:70 -n solaris11_3-sparc
Example 16  x86: Associating an X86 Client With an Install Service and Redirecting Output to a Serial Line

The following example adds an x86 client and changes the boot properties in the client-specific /etc/netboot/grub.cfg file. In this example, the installation output is redirected to a serial console device.

# installadm create-client -e c0ffeec0ffee -n solaris11_3-i386 -b console=ttya
Example 17  x86: Changing Boot Properties for an X86 Client

For x86 client systems, you can use the –G option to specify a custom GRUB2 menu to use when booting the client. This example specifies a custom GRUB2 menu named /etc/netboot/grub.custom.cfg.

# installadm create-client -e c0ffeec0ffee -n solaris11_3-i386 -G /etc/netboot/grub.custom.cfg

Note that the –b and –G options cannot both be used at the same time.

If you want an AI Installation to automatically start, use the –b install=true option when creating the AI client using the create-client subcommand. To apply this setting to all AI clients of a service, you can use this option when creating the service using the create-service subcommand.

Deleting an AI Client From an Install Service

Use the installadm delete-client command to disassociate the macaddr client from its install service.

installadm delete-client -e mac-addr

The following command deletes the AI client with MAC address 00:14:4f:a7:65:70. You do not need to specify the service name because an AI client can be associated with only one install service.

# installadm delete-client -e 00:14:4f:a7:65:70