[rescue] Pointers or how-to create an install server?
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Fri Jun 30 14:54:32 CDT 2006
Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Hello all,
> Is there a simple set of instructions fo rcreating an Install Server for Solaris 10? All I want to do is have a machine on my network that can serve up installation files to other machines on the network. In my mind I'll be installing interactively, I just don't want to have to cart around media and swap disks as I build up systems...
> Supporting UltraSPARC and x86 would be nice, but far from neccessary for my needs.
> Thanks in advance,
For me, the easiest way is to first download the Solaris 10 DVD image
and cat the parts together to reassemble the DVD iso.
Add the iso image as a loopback device:
'lofiadm -a /path/to/solaris.iso'
Mount the lofi device as a filesystem:
mount -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
./add_install_client -i 192.168.x.x -e aa:bb:cc:dd;ee:ff machine_name
-i specifies the client's ip address, -e specifies the client's MAC
address, machine_name is the client's short hostname, and
machine_platform is sun4u, etc.
add_install_client will populate the necessary files in /etc and turn on
all the appropriate services (through SMF.)
repeat the add_install_client script for additional clients and 'svcadm
-v restart rarp nfs/server bootparams' to make sure everything is updated.
Granted, this process doesn't do anything jumpstart-related, nor does it
permanently copy installation files to disk, but it is a quick-n-dirty
way to do Solaris net installs.
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