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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It provides flexible “unattended installation” allowing system administrators to categorize machines on their network and install different system components or even versions of OS based on the category to which a system belongs. It also provides the infrastructure to preserve installation information from one generation of sysadmins to another.
In some instances, it might be necessary or advantageous to boot jumpstatr installation client from local boot media, such as a CD or DVD, but have the Solaris product installed from a JumpStart or installation server. This article describes the system startup and installation processes for the Solaris Operating System and explains how to modify them to change the location from which the Solaris product is installed. If you are using the Solaris dhcp server, stop now.
It’s very simple, painless, and you will be glad you did. The only problem I ran across was compiling the ISC dhcp straight off the website, it compiled fine, but I ran into issues where it wouldn’t see packets properly. So I just used the one off Blastwave instead. Here’s how to get a jumpstart going with ISC:. There is a fix to uncomment a line in the code but then it doesn’t compile properly. The ISC dhcp that comes out of Blastwave is version 3 and it works fine seeing requests and sending them.
Most of the options in the configuration file are self explanatory and you don’t even need to look up what they mean if you are familiar with how DHCP works. When dhcpd is started, it reads two files at startup: You may need to create this file first before starting dhcpd. Posted in Network InstallGeneral 1 Comment “. Jumpstart server for x solaris intel in vmware? I have one Solaris 10 virtual machine on vmware, I made it a jumpstart server for automated installation testing.
As it is different than sparc versions so getting some errors while installing the machines through jumpstart. Can anyone plz share there experiences in this. You just need to specify the architecture while installing that’s it I’ve done that a billion of times have fun. Following are the files setting and the errors I am getting Geeting errors while Installing a x solaris 10 server through jumpstart?
Posted 2 days ago. Have a look at sun. That will do it easily for you. More accurate address is http: Some FAQ and resource sparcc exist at http: This tutorial will show you that this setup is really easy. However, there are some subtle differences that need to be addressed for correct operation. Nobody wants to install kumpstart than a couple of machines using CDs and a generic configuration, so most administrators use Sun’s Solaris JumpStart software if they want to customize their builds.
JumpStart is a powerful tool that makes unattended Solaris installs possible with fine-grained control over machine configurations, but it has a few shortcomings. JumpStart is fairly limited in booting flexibility, but is still very capable when it comes to machine profiles. If you’ve made an error in one of the many JumpStart configuration files and you’re sloaris the hall from the server, you can burn through a lot of shoe leather because of a typo.
For a while we built our machines using JumpStart on an Spagc laptop running Linux that we carried from building to building, but the setup time got to be a headache. We needed a solution that was portable, easy to use, and didn’t require touching the JumpStart server for every new machine. We wanted sokaris preserve JumpStart’s ability to apply different build profiles from a central location, and we wanted unattended install capability.
We modeled it solxris Red Hat’s Kickstart so a person can boot a machine from CD, jumpstxrt a simple command and walk away.
With some clever hacking of the JumpStart install scripts and a CD burner, we created a bootable JumpStart CD that handles the networking initialization usually provided by a JumpStart boot server, but still allows us to access build profiles in a remote JumpStart or Flash install repository.
How to Configure a Solaris 10 Jumpstart server and client [SPARC] – The Geek Diary
What’s more, we incorporated more general configuration files that give us more flexibility and spontaneity than Sun’s JumpStart provides. Kevin Amorin provides an excellent summary jumpstaet the process: Solaris JumpStart Automated Installation. When you boot a Sun box with boot net – installit uses reverse ARP to get its IP address from a JumpStart boot server, which has that machine in its ethers list. A symlink must be created in a TFTP directory on the server beforehand, linking the hex version of the IP address of jumpsstart machine to the boot image for that specific hardware.
The client boots and sends an rpc. The client then mounts the paths from the NFS servers, reads the sysidcfg settings, determines its build profile, and installs the packages. As you might expect, getting this all working can be a little tricky. We won’t go into detail about how to set that up here. In case you want to cut to the chase, we created a script called mkuber that can automate the entire CD creation process for you.
All that is left to do after the script runs is add any site-specific configuration files, as discussed below. The Solaris JumpStart procedure enables you to install the Solaris OS automatically and configure it differently, depending on the characteristics of client systems.
These identifying characteristics are used to select the correct configuration for each client system. The following tasks are required to configure a single JumpStart server to provide basic software installation services using the JumpStart procedures:. To spool the Solaris 9 boot and installation images to a local disk, complete the following steps:. Create a directory with at least Mbytes of space available to hold the Solaris OS image.
Create a directory to hold dolaris sysidcfg file. In the sysidcfg file, add the following lines. Substitute values that are appropriate for your systems, location, and aparc. Create a directory to hold the rules file if this directory does not already exist. Before a JumpStart client can use a configuration provided by a Silaris server, you must run the check script to produce a file called rules.
The check script validates the syntax of the rules file and the profile files. If the validation completes successfully, the check script creates the rules. The following line of code should all be entered on one line. After the JumpStart server has been configured to provide jumpstrat of the required services, you can initiate the installation process on the JumpStart client.
To boot the JumpStart client, perform the following steps:. After you validate the rules file and the profiles, you can begin solaaris custom JumpStart installation. The JumpStart program reads the rules.
Then, the JumpStart program searches for the first rule with defined system attributes that match the system on which the JumpStart program is attempting to install the Solaris software. If a match occurs, the JumpStart program uses the profile that is specified in the rule to install the Spac software on the system.
Figure 22—1 illustrates how a custom JumpStart installation works on a standalone, wparc system. The system administrator initiates the custom JumpStart installation on Pete’s system. The JumpStart program accesses the rules files on the diskette in the system’s diskette drive. The JumpStart program matches rule 2 to the system. The JumpStart program reads Pete’s profile solairs installs the Solaris software, based on the instructions that the system administrator specified in Pete’s profile.
How to Configure a Solaris 10 Jumpstart server and client [SPARC]
A diskette that contains a JumpStart directory is called a profile diskette. A system that is not connected to the network does not have access to a profile server. As a result, you must create a JumpStart directory on a diskette if a system is not connected to a network. The system on which you create a profile diskette must have a diskette drive.
Solaris Jumpstart Automated Install
The JumpStart directory sloaris all of the essential custom JumpStart files, for example, the rules file, rules. This procedure assumes that the system is running Volume Manager.
Basic Administration for detailed information about managing removable media without Volume Manager. You have completed the creation of a profile diskette. You can now update the rules file and create profiles on the profile diskette to perform custom JumpStart installations.
To continue, go to “Creating the rules File”. Organizations are constantly challenged to deploy systems throughout the enterprise with consistent and reliable configurations.
With the ability to slaris installation information over the network or from a local CD-ROM drive, and use customized profiles, JumpStart facilitates the rapid and consistent deployment of Solaris OS-based systems. With the introduction of Sun x based systems, organizations are now seeking ways to ssparc existing JumpStart servers to deploy the Solaris OS and Linux operating environment on Sun x based systems.
This article describes how to modify existing JumpStart servers to support the deployment of the Solaris OS and Linux operating environment on Sun x based systems, as well as how to use standard Linux installation tools for configuring Sun x based systems. I wrote this page to document how I built a jumpstart server for jumpstrat group and to help others.
Although it didn’t take me long to build a jumpstart server, it did take a lot of internet searching, reading of Sun docs and some previous jumpstart experience to figure out what all the pieces were and how they fit together. My hope in writing jumpstarrt document and posting it on the web is to create a place where others can go to find out most of jumpstatr they need to know to setup 1 jumpstart server, thus saving them some of the searching, reading and trouble that I had to endure.
Solaris Jumpstart – Howto guide
There are a number of practical applications for this topic, including:. This article begins by examining the layout of a hard disk in the x86 architecture and the components on it that are used for booting.
It then describes the pieces that are unique to a CD boot. Finally, this article puts the pieces together and creates an image file jumpstatt can be burned to CD. The techniques presented in this article can be used when you need to perform an automated installation of a Solaris Flash archive, but are unable to use a JumpStart server.
This article describes a procedure to create a bootable installation DVD-ROM with a complete software stack on a DVD that you can use to perform a standardized and fully automated installation of the software stack from the DVD.
This article also examines the structure of a bootable Solaris OS DVD and provides information about modifying installation behaviors to perform jumpsatrt automated install of a Solaris Flash archive from a DVD. The Solaris Security Toolkit is a collection of shell scripts combined to form a flexible and extensible framework for rapidly deploying hardened platforms running the Solaris Operating Environment. The Toolkit is, however, quite versatile and can be used for much more than just hardening a system.