Solaris Jumpstart Automated Installation
COURTESY : http://amorin.org/professional/jumpstart.phpAbstract
This is an introduction to custom automated installation in a Solaris environment. It is anoverview of the necessary systems, services, and configurations needed for easy client integrationinto existing corporate environments. General pre and post install modifications will also bediscussed.
What is Jumpstart
The Jumpstart feature is an automatic installation process available in the Solaris operatingenvironment. It allows system administrators to categorize machines on their network andautomatically install systems based on the category to which a system belongs.
Reasons to Automate
Speed - Faster then CD-ROM installation
Allows unattended installation
Replication - same systems across the enterpriseAll Solaris base installations require some basic configuration. With Jumpstart, Sun has enabled thesystem administrator to avoid repetitive tasks associated with bringing a sun system online.
A boot server on the same ethernet segment
An install server with the Solaris OS
A Jumpstart configuration server that defines rules and profiles.
Needed Services UseNFS (mountd nfsd)
Sharing Solaris OS Image Files
RarpIP address discoveryBootpHost and location of shared file systemsRpldServes X86 initial boot net kernel