Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations Oracle Solaris 10 SPARC: How to Install the wanboot Program on the WAN Boot Server. This book describes how to create the files and directories necessary to perform an unattended JumpStart installation. This book also describes how to create. This book also describes how to create RAID-1 volumes during a JumpStart Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced.

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Booting lasts several minutes. When a system matches a rule, the JumpStart program stops reading the rules.

Solaris Jumpstart

A finish script performs tasks after the Oracle Solaris software is installed on a system but before the system reboots. For detailed information about sysidcfg keywords, see sysidcfg File Keywords. As the check script runs, the script reports the checking of the validity of the rules file and each profile. If no errors are encountered, the script reports The custom JumpStart configuration is ok.

The client boots and sends an rpc. Best Russian Programmer Humor: If jumpsfart is not possible, shut down any applications that you want to archive and any applications that require extensive operating system resources.

Installing or Upgrading Remotely Tasks. Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning. Geeting errors while Installing a x solaris 10 server through jumpstart? Profile keywords and their values are case sensitive.

This directory contains the configuration files and profiles which are used to automate the installation. After completion it will reboot and ask the new root password and after that takes you to the console prompt where you can login and do additional task you want to do.


Solaris Jumpstart – Howto guide

For example, you would jupstart specify dhcp if you wanted keep a static IP address. So I just used the one off Blastwave instead. Booting lasts several minutes. How to Create the Flash Archive The Flash Archive installation feature enables you to use a single reference installation of the Oracle Solaris OS on a system, which is called the master system.

When dhcpd is started, it reads two files at startup: Start and Finish scripts — script to jumpdtart run before and after installation of client 4. My hope in writing this document and posting it on the web is to create a place where others can go to find out most of all they need to know to setup a jumpstart server, thus saving them some of the searching, reading and trouble that I had to endure.

No server is answering its request for booting.

Create the sysidcfg The sysidcfg file is used for configuring the client and contains information like IP address, hostname, time zone etc. Recommendations on how to structure the JumpStart server are provided in addition to step by step instructions on how to get a basic automated JumpStart environment up and running as quickly as possible.

The ultimate Solaris jumpstart troubleshooting guide. Installing With JumpStart Examples.

If you bypass the prompt by pressing Return, the Oracle Solaris installation program interactively configures the network parameters. The syntax of the boot command is the following. Create a directory to hold the rules file if this directory does not already exist.

How to Configure a Solaris 10 Jumpstart server and client [SPARC]

The custom Jumpstart configuration is ok. Host Name IP address system locale time zone netmask IPv6 terminal type security policy name service timeserver. What’s more, we incorporated more general configuration files that give us more flexibility and spontaneity than Sun’s JumpStart provides.


I would be using a simple disk partition for jumpdtart example. A match occurs when the system that is being installed matches all the system attributes that are defined in the rule. As you might expect, getting this all working can be a little tricky.

After you create the Flash Archive, preconfigure the client information in the sysidcfg file. Before You Begin Create the sysidcfg file for the client. Ethernet Autonegotiation Best Practices -by Steve Hodnett and Jim Eggers Issues related to network performance, delays, jumpstart problems and link failures due to incorrect ethernet link speed and duplex settings are becoming more common due to outdated Ethernet link policies adopted by many administrators.

The Elements of Programming Style: Add a rule in the rules file for each group of systems you want to install. Using Live Upgrade 2. However, a compressed archive can affect the performance of your WAN boot installation. In the sysidcfg file, add the following lines. If you saved the compressed configuration file on an HTTP server that is behind a firewall, you must use a proxy specifier during boot. In the absence of this the installation turns in to interactive mode to prompt you to supply the value for these variables You have to create this file in text editor.