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Solaris 10 wanboot installation or Solaris 10 installation over web / HTTP


In this articles I will provide the Solaris 10 Installation mode over HTTP named as WanBoot method for SPARC Systems.

This method is helpful for that systems where is not possible to use Install Server in the same Ethernet Network segment as client location and also not possible to place Boot Server too.

For Example: you have one or several new fresh servers which is located in DMZ Zone or isolated by Firewall and by Enterprise rules there not acceptable to open NFS,TFTP,SSH,RSH,Telnet,FTP services between Install Server and possible new systems, but Administrators agree to open one TCP port – HTTP or HTTPS. Here I will provide only HTTP installation way.

Another possible situation where you can use this method can be when new fresh system located on customer site with Internet access and you just have remote access to this system into ALOM over VPN or direct access though Internet. Therefore you can use your already prepared Installation WanBoot server for this systems.

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HOW TO INSTALL SOLARIS 10 ×86 ON HP PROLIANT BL460C G6 – PART V


Network configuration is ready, now we will install “Solaris JumpStart Installation Server”.

PART I
PART II
PART III
PART IV

 

# mkdir -p /Install/Solaris10/

# mkdir /Install/jumpstart

# /cdrom/sol_10_1009_x86/Solaris_10/Tools/setup_install_server /Install/Solaris10/

Now is necessary to customize Solaris 10 install miniroot image to include in it HP Proliant BL460c G6 2 drivers:

 

Broadcom  BCM57710/BCM57711/BCM57711E 10 GigE Driver from BRCMbnxe-4.8.11-solaris10-i386.tar.gz file

HP Smart Array Controller Drive from CPQary3-2.3.0-solaris10-i386.tar.gz file.

Both of this files you can download from HP drivers web site or direct from this link.

 

1) Unpack miniroot image files for each architecture – x86 and amd64:

#/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive unpack /Install/Solaris10/boot/x86.miniroot /var/tmp/x86.miniroot

# rm /var/tmp/x86.miniroot/tmp/AdDrEm.lck

#/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive unpack /Install/Solaris10/boot/amd64/x86.miniroot /var/tmp/amd64.miniroot

# rm /var/tmp/amd64.miniroot/tmp/AdDrEm.lck

2) Unpack HP Proliant BL460c G6 Network and RAID controller drivers in to /var/tmp/Drivers:

# unrar HP_Proliant_BL460c_G6.rar in to /tmp

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How to install Solaris 10 x86 on HP Proliant BL460c G6 – part IV


After success install Solaris 10 x86 64bit we will begin configuring it and Installing "Solaris JumpStart Install Server" for x86pc architecture with DHCP net boot mode support.

This is our example configuration:

IP address of install server: 10.0.0.2

Netmask: 255.255.255.0

Default gateway: 10.0.0.1

 

1) Lets correct /etc/hosts file

After first boot our “/etc/hosts” file will be contain bellow records:

#

# Internet host table

#

::1     localhost       loghost installserver

127.0.0.1    localhost   loghost installserver

 

To stopping warning messages in console from sendmail related to domain name we will add hostname with domain name at the end of last record:

 

127.0.0.1  localhost   loghost installserver   installserver.domain.com

To determine NIC name in Solaris we well user command:

#dladm show-dev

Output must be like this:

vmxnet3s0    link: up    speed: 10000 Mbps   duplex: full

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