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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

How to Use the Oracle Solaris JumpStart Feature on an Oracle Solaris 10 Guest Domain

Note - The Oracle Solaris JumpStart feature is available only for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS. See Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: JumpStart Installations.

To perform an automated installation of the Oracle Solaris 11 OS, you can use the Automated Installer (AI) feature. See Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  • Modify your JumpStart profile to reflect the different disk device name format for the guest domain.

    Virtual disk device names in a logical domain differ from physical disk device names. Virtual disk device names do not contain a target ID (tN). Instead of the usual cNtNdNsN format, virtual disk device names use the cNdNsN format. cN is the virtual controller, dN is the virtual disk number, and sN is the slice number.

    Note - A virtual disk can appear either as a full disk or as a single-slice disk. The Oracle Solaris OS can be installed on a full disk by using a regular JumpStart profile that specifies multiple partitions. A single-slice disk only has a single partition, s0, that uses the entire disk. To install the Oracle Solaris OS on a single disk, you must use a profile that has a single partition (/) that uses the entire disk. You cannot define any other partitions, such as swap. For more information about full disks and single-slice disks, see Virtual Disk Appearance.