OpenSolaris Automated Installer Guide
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Server Setup

Use the following instructions to set up a system as an install server. Note the following:

Note - Any system that meets these setup requirements can be used as an automated install server, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers.

  • You need a DHCP server in order to set up automated installations. The install server can be set up as a DHCP server. Or, if you already have a DHCP server in your network, you can use that DHCP server to provide initial configuration to the install clients.

  • The install server must have a static IP address.

  • The default router should be set on the install server.

  • The OpenSolaris 2009.06 release must be installed on the install server.

  • 4 GB of free disk space is recommended on the install server after the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release has been installed.

  • If you plan to perform automated installations on SPARC client systems, those systems must support WAN boot. Your SPARC server must first be set up as a SPARC client, therefore, that SPARC system must support WAN boot. For more SPARC information, see Step 1 below and see 2. Does my SPARC Client Support WAN boot?

Complete the following initial steps to prepare your system to be an automated install server. After performing these initial steps, complete the setup by using either simple instructions or advanced instructions, depending on your system configuration. The simple and advanced instructions are described after the initial steps.

Note - The OpenSolaris 2009.06 automated installer is not backward compatible with ISO images or automated installer tools from earlier OpenSolaris releases. Use OpenSolaris 2009.06 automated installer tools and procedures with the OpenSolaris 2009.06 operating system and 2009.06 ISO images only.

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