[rescue] scrapping some old Proliants

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Dec 18 12:50:33 CST 2006

>From: Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com>
>Date: 2006/12/18 Mon AM 10:38:49 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] scrapping some old Proliants

>Thus spake Lionel Peterson:
>> Mr. Bill provided a link back into the Sun Manager archive that outlined
>> how to set this up very easily, I could provide the link if anyone is
>> interested (it is printed out downstairs, next to the Ultra 5 for
>> reference). This is an "install server" not a "Jumpstart server" - it just
>> has the machine go through a "normal" install with the software being
>> loaded over the network...
>I would definitely be interested in this.  That would mean I could in
>theory add the DVD to the U10 I have which is IDE then use that to install
>the E450, the Netra i150, and the Netra 105.



It is really quite simple, esp. with the DVD image:

 1) run "setup_install_server" from DVD
 2) add new host to /etc/hosts
 3) run "add_install_client" for new host
 4) enter "boot net - install" at OK prompt on new host

repeat steps 2), 3), and 4) for each new host (if you already have your hosts listed in /etc/hosts you can skip that step).

The link is for Solaris 9, and the tools work with CDs and DVDs, either physical or as mounted .iso files (you are on your own to mount the .iso files, but it _should_ work ;^)

Hope that helps,


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