OpenSolaris Automated Installer Guide
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Automated Install (Tasks)

Table 2-1 Task Map




Check hardware.

Do you have the necessary hardware for your install server and clients?

Any system that meets the requirements can be used as an automated install server or client, including laptops, desktops, virtual machines, and enterprise servers.

Install OpenSolaris 2009.06 OS.

Is the OpenSolaris 2009.06 OS installed on your install server?

You can use either a SPARC system or an x86 system as your install server.

Note - You can set up an x86 install server to install to x86 clients and to SPARC clients. Or, you can use a SPARC install server to install to x86 clients and to SPARC clients. But, you must first set up an x86 install server, in order to be able to set up a SPARC install server.

You must have the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release installed on the system that you plan to use as your install server. See Step 1 in How to Set Up an Install Server (Initial Steps).

Set up a static IP address.

Do you have a static IP address set up for your install server?

If you don't have a static IP address set up for your install server, see Step 2 in Initial Setup.

Get the install server tools package.

Is the latest SUNWinstalladm-tools package installed on your install server?

For instructions about installing the latest SUNWinstalladm package, see Step 3 in Initial Setup.

Get an AI ISO image.

Do you have the AI ISO image you want to use as input for the installadm create-service command?

For instructions about downloading the AI ISO image, see Step 4 in Initial Setup.

Set up an install service.

Have you run installadm create-service command to set up your install service?

For instructions, see Chapter 3, Automated Installer Setup Instructions and Chapter 4, How to Administer an Automated Install Server.

Customize client installations.

Do you need to run the installadm create-client command to customize your client installations?

For instructions, see Chapter 5, How to Administer a Custom Install Client.

Replace default manifests.

Are the specifications in the default manifest suitable for your clients?

If the default manifest specifications are not suitable for your clients, you can create a custom manifest. See Chapter 6, How to Administer the Manifest Files for an Install Service.

Assign custom manifests.

Do you want to replace the default manifest with a custom manifest?

If you want to assign custom manifests for use by specific clients, see How to Assign Manifests to a Client.

Start installations.

Are you ready to start client installations?

Boot the client from the network. For x86 clients, select the network device to boot from. For SPARC clients, at the OK open boot prompt, type boot net:dhcp. See Chapter 7, How to Manage Client Installations.


Was there a problem with your installation?

Refer to Chapter 8, Troubleshooting and FAQs for the Automated Installer. See, also, Chapter 7, How to Manage Client Installations.

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