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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

How to Create an AI Manifest Using the AI Manifest Wizard

This wizard can also be started by running /usr/bin/ai-wizard on the AI server.

Before You Begin

In order to make it easier to add a manifest that was created using the AI manifest wizard, you may want to enable the ability to save the generated manifest to a temporary location on the AI server. For more information, see Example 62, Allowing Manifest Files To Be Saved on the AI server.

  1. Start the AI manifest wizard.

    The application is reached using the URL for the AI server. By default, the URL for an AI server named ai-server would be: http://ai-server.domain:5555.

  2. In the Welcome screen: identify the service to associate the manifest with.

    This screen lists all of the install services that are configured, as well as the status and client architecture for each install service. The first item on the list relates to the AI server itself, and is always displayed, so if no services are configured you can still create a manifest by selecting this item. Select the install service you want to associate the AI manifest with, then click Start.

  3. In the Introduction screen: select a manifest name and the target.

    Type in the name for the AI manifest or choose to use default. Also choose whether the AI manifest is for a global or a non-global zone. This last value is called the target. Click Next to continue.

  4. In the Root Pool screen: enter information about the root pool.

    In this screen, you can set the root pool name, the boot environment name, select whether the root pool is mirrored, and define swap and dump device configuration parameters. Click Next to continue.

  5. In the Data Pools screen: enter information about additional ZFS storage pools.

    You can specify up to 5 data pools. For each data pool you must specify a pool name and a mountpoint. For each data pool you can choose a redundancy level of None, Mirror, Raid-Z, Raid-Z1, Raid-Z2 or Raid-Z3. Click Next to continue.

  6. In the Disks screen: allocate disks for the root and storage pools.

    This screen lists all of the pools that you have defined in the previous screens. For each pool, you can configure one of the following:

    • Disk keyword, Auto or Boot Disk

    • Disk property, such as Device Size or Device Type

    • Disk name, such as CTD Name or Volume Id

    If you need to configure more than one of these properties at a time. Select one of them to add when using the wizard, then after the manifest is created add additional properties, by editing the file or by using the aimanifest command. Click Next to continue.

  7. In the Repositories screen: define the IPS repositories.

    The default Oracle Solaris support and release repositories are automatically defined for you. Also you can enter information about no more than five additional repositories that include packages that you want to add to the AI client. Each repository will need a repository name and an origin URI.

    For each repository after clicking Add Details, you can also indicate the SSL certificate file, the SSL key file, as well as any backup origin URIs for the repository. Click Next to continue.

  8. In the Software screen: select the software packages to be installed.

    You can choose to select to install the large server, small server, and desktop group packages as needed. In addition you can add package FMRIs for any additional or custom packages that need to be added when the AI client is created. Click Next to continue.

  9. In the Zones screen: define zone names and define zone configuration file URI.

    For each zone that you want to be added when the AI client is created, enter the zone name and the URI for the zone configuration file. Click Next to continue.

  10. In the Review screen: check the information that you have entered, then create the manifest by clicking Save.

    If the AI server has been configured to allow server side saving, your manifest will be saved to the AI server and you will have the option to save the file locally as well. Otherwise you will only be able to save the manifest locally.