Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)
This procedure describes how to prepare your
environment so you can install the Oracle Solaris OS using PXE.
JumpStart eliminates most of the manual tasks of setting up the Oracle
Solaris OS for the first time on multiple servers. For more information
about using a JumpStart image, refer to the Oracle Solaris installation
that the PXE boot JumpStart installation server is properly set
up and accessible to your server on the network.
Note - The PXE network boot does not work properly over subnets
that include multiple DHCP servers. Therefore, set up only one DHCP
server on the subnet that includes the client system that you want
- Ensure that the Oracle Solaris
installation media is available for PXE boot.
- Ensure that the JumpStart installation server has your server's MAC address of the network
interface from which the server will boot.
As an example, if you want to PXE boot from NET0, you can
obtain the server's MAC address by logging in to the SP as root,
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress
fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
- Install the OS.
See Install an OS (PXE).