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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: April 2019
 
 

Reconfiguring a System

You can use the sysconfig configure command to configure or reconfigure an Oracle Solaris instance in a global or non-global zone. This configuration can occur either non-interactively or interactively. You can use the –c option with the sysconfig configure command to specify an existing system configuration profile. If the command is run with that option, then the utility reads the configuration specifications in the existing profile and uses those specifications to configure the system non-interactively. If you run the command without the –c, the SCI Tool is automatically activated.


Note -  The sysconfig reconfigure command is an alias for sysconfig configure.
Example 5  Reconfiguring a System Using a System Configuration Profile

The following command specifies that the system be configured using the existing system configuration profile named myprofile.xml.

# sysconfig configure -c myprofile.xml

How to Reconfigure Using the SCI Tool

  1. Become the root role.
  2. Run the sysconfig configure command without specifying a profile.
    # sysconfig configure

    The SCI Tool is displayed. The following steps provide instructions for completing the series of interactive panels in the SCI Tool.


    Note -  Use the function keys to navigate through the SCI Tool panels. You cannot use a mouse. Refer to the function key references on each panel and to the online help as needed.
  3. Continue past the initial Welcome panel.
  4. Provide a name to identify the system on the network.
  5. In the Network panel, specify how to configure the wired Ethernet network connection.
    • To specify that the network is not configured during the installation, select None.

      The installer continues to the Time Zone panels.

    • Select DHCP to use DHCP to configure the network connection.

      The installer continues to the Time Zone panels.

    • Select Static to manually configure a static IPv4 address on the selected interface.
      1. In the Manually Configure panel, type the connection settings or accept the default information detected and provided by the installer.

        Note -  The IP address and netmask are required fields. The router is an optional field.
        1. In the DNS Name Service panel, if you select to have the system use the DNS name service:
          1. In the DNS Server Addresses panel, type at least one IP address for a DNS server.
          2. In the DNS Search List panel, provide at least one domain name to be searched when a DNS query is made.
        2. In the Alternate Name Service panel, specify whether the system should use either the LDAP name services, a NIS name service, or None.
          • If you selected DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as alternate name services in addition to DNS.

          • If you did not select DNS in the previous step, LDAP or NIS would be set up as the only name service.

          • If you will be configuring LDAP on the system without an LDAP profile, select None instead of selecting LDAP. Then, configure LDAP manually after the installation is complete.

          • If no network naming services are selected, network names can be resolved by using standard name source files such as /etc/hosts. For further information, see the nsswitch.conf(4) man page.

      2. In the Domain Name panel, provide the domain where the system resides for the alternate name service, if you selected one.

        Note -  To determine the domain name, check with your system administrator. Or, use the domainname command on a previously installed system.
      3. In the LDAP Profile Panel, if you selected LDAP on the Alternate Name Service panel, provide LDAP configuration specifications as follows:
        • The LDAP profile to be used to configure the LDAP name service on the system

        • The IP address for the LDAP profile server

        • The LDAP search base

        • In the LDAP Proxy panel, specify whether LDAP proxy bind information will be provided.

          If needed, provide the LDAP proxy bind distinguished name and proxy bind password.

      4. In the NIS Name Server panel, if you selected NIS on the Alternate Name Service panel, provide the NIS specifications.

        You can either let the software search for a name server or you can specify a name server. Select one of the following two choices:

        • Find One


          Note -  The software can find a name server only if that server is on the local subnet.
        • Specify One - Type the name server's host name or IP address in the subpanel.

  6. In the Time Zone panels, select the region, location, and time zone.

    Note -  The default is for the GMT time zone to be configured.
  7. Select the language and language territory in the Locale panels.
  8. Set the date and time in the next panel.
  9. Select the keyboard layout in the next panel.
  10. Complete the User panel.

    You are not required to create a user account, but you must create a root password.

    • If you create a user account in this panel, you need to provide both the user's password and a root password.

      In this case, root will be a role assigned to the user.

      To create a user account, type a username and password. The name must begin with a letter and can contain only letters and numbers.

    • If you do not create a user account, you still need to provide a root password.

      In this case, root will be a regular user.

  11. In the Support - Registration panel, enter email address and password for My Oracle Support.

    The default Support - Registration panel provides an anonymous registration address. If you use this anonymous address with no password, My Oracle Support (MOS) will receive information about the installed system's configuration, but will not receive any of your customer information when the system configuration is uploaded to the Oracle support organization.

      Alternately, you can register for security updates or disconnect Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) as follows:

    • You can replace the anonymous email address in the panel with your My Oracle Support login ID and add your My Oracle Support password. Use this option if you want to see your customer information in My Oracle Support and receive security updates. With this option, Auto Service Request (ASR) will also be started.

    • If you delete the anonymous email address in the panel and leave that field blank, OCM will be started in a disconnected mode. No data will be sent to My Oracle Support. Or, if you delete the anonymous email address and replace it with another email address other than your MOS login ID, OCM will send data to Oracle support in an unauthenticated mode.

    For further information, see Using Oracle Configuration Manager.

  12. In the Support - Network Configuration panel, select an access method for OCM and ASR.

      The following options are available:

    • No proxy

    • Proxy - the next panel prompts for the proxy hostname, port number, and username and password if using secure proxy.

    • Aggregation Hubs - the next panel prompts for the OCM Hub URL and the ASR Manager URL.

  13. Review the installation specifications.

    Review the specifications in the Installation Summary panel. If necessary, go back and make any required changes before starting the installation.

  14. Install the system using the specifications you have provided.

    If the settings are correct, apply the configuration to the system.