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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

How an AI Client Is Installed

When you set up your AI server, you created at least one install service for each client architecture and each version of the Oracle Solaris OS that you plan to install. When you created each install service, you created customized installation instructions and system configuration instructions for different AI clients as needed. To start the automated installation, you just need to boot the AI client.

After you network boot the client, the installation and configuration of the AI client are completed using a net image, installation specifications, and system configuration specifications provided by the install service.

  1. The administrator network boots the AI client.

  2. The AI client contacts the DHCP server and retrieves the client's network configuration and the location of the AI server. SPARC clients can optionally use the network-boot-arguments variable set in the OBP to get this information.

  3. The AI client loads the net image from one of the following sources:

    • The install service assigned to this AI client with the installadm create-client command

    • The default install service for this architecture

  4. The AI client completes its installation using the AI manifest determined as described in Selecting the AI Manifest.

  5. The AI client reboots if auto_reboot is set in the AI manifest, or the AI client is rebooted by the system administrator.

  6. During reboot, the AI client is configured in one of the following ways:

  7. After reboot, any first-boot scripts that were set up for the AI client are run.

When the installation is finished, the message Automated Installation succeeded displays on the screen, a completion message displays in the /system/volatile/install_log file, and the svc:/application/auto-installer SMF service on that AI client reaches the online state.