If you do not plan to use the preinstalled OS, use this procedure to prevent the server from booting from the preinstalled OS.
There are many methods by which you can install the OS. For example, you can boot and install the OS from DVD media or from another server on the network. For more information, refer to Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems, comparing installation options at:
The Host Boot Mode page is displayed.
This setting applies a one-time NVRAM (OpenBoot) change based on the script setting, then resets the NVRAM to default settings on the next host reset.
This setting configures the host to stop at the ok prompt instead of automatically booting the preinstalled OS.
As the host resets, messages are displayed in the serial console. The reset activity takes a few minutes to complete. When the ok prompt is displayed, continue to the next step.
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For a list of valid boot commands that you can enter at the OpenBoot prompt, type:
ok help boot boot <specifier> ( -- ) boot kernel ( default ) or other file Examples: boot - boot kernel from default device. Factory default is to boot from DISK if present, otherwise from NET. boot net - boot kernel from network boot cdrom - boot kernel from CD-ROM boot disk1:h - boot from disk1 partition h boot tape - boot default file from tape boot disk myunix -as - boot myunix from disk with flags "-as" dload <filename> ( addr -- ) debug load of file over network at address Examples: 4000 dload /export/root/foo/test ?go - if executable program, execute it or if Forth program, compile it