[rescue] scrapping some old Proliants
francois.dion at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 15:29:18 CST 2006
On 12/18/06, velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/18/06, Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> The network overlords at $gov_agency-1 refused to let us run tftpd on
> the network, so this is how we did our installs. You can just do a
> Jumpstart-type set up of the "install server" to get the images on
> there (this allows you to build custom profiles and/or begin & end
> scripts) or you can do it other ways (using images or flars, served
> over nfs, ftp, or even http).
> You boot off of an install CD rather than a netboot image. Pretty
> straightforward but not 100% automated as with Jumpstart+rarpd+tftpd
> (and Jumpstart can use flars to speed things up further).
>From the install CD, you can also select a flash archive as the method
of install. I think it is on the media selection screen, you can
select http or ftp flash archive.
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