Summary: Solaris X86 Jumpstart using DHCP and PXE

From: Randall Cruz <>
Date: Wed Aug 24 2005 - 21:00:36 EDT
Thanks a lot  to Andrew Hall. You hit exactly in the target!

Here was my question:

I need to install 460 pcs with Solaris 10 3/05. My Boot and Install Server 
are based on a Ultra Sparc 250 system.
If a install any PC using rarp everything works perfect. The pc is installed 
automatic using the configuration store in the sysidcfg, etc, etc

But here is the problem. All the 460 pc need to be installed using DHCP and 
PXE procedure.

The pc boot from the net perfect, but I do not why ignores the sysidcfg and 
start a interactive install.

I have done:

- ran the add_install_client
- checked the files in /tftpboot
- added a  macro to my DHCP server
- added a PXE macro to my DHCP server
- added a client entry which includes the network_ip macro
- added all the vendor options to the network_ip macro


Create a file "system.conf" file under the /etc/netboot under de jumpstart 
directory tree and add the following entries to the system configuration 


And voila!!!!

Thanks to Andrew again!

Have a great day!

Randy C. 
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Received on Wed Aug 24 21:01:15 2005

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