SUMMARY: Setting up AutoClient for Ultra5 problem.

From: Kai O'Yang (
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 01:39:41 CDT


Sorry for the late summary. I did not receive any response. However, I did
manage to get AutoClient to work. Following are the steps I took:

1. install admin station with SUNWXCall cluster (Entire + OEM).
2. make sure the patches in the Hardware 5/98 cdrom under dir
   Solaris_2.6/Patches are installed.
3. install AdminSuite/AutoClient 2.3/2.1 on the admin station.
4. install patch 104468-10.
5. add all the patches in Solaris_2.6/Patches into the patch spool using
   admclientpatch -a
6. under Adminsuite, specify the OS service for the admin server as
   Entire distribution + OEM.
7. specify the AutoClient and reboot with "boot net".


Original question:
> I'm trying to setup one U5 as admin station and another U5 as AutoClient
> with Solaris 2.6 Hardware 5/98.
> I installed the admin station with SUNWXCall cluster which includes all the
> OEM from an install server. Then, I installed AdminSuite/AutoClient 2.3/2.1
> into the admin station, then I applied patch 104468-10 to the AdminSuite.
> Inside solstice, first I converted the admin station from generic to
> OS server, using the install server as mount point, providing
> "Entire distribution with OEM support" and sparc.sun4u services.
> Next I converted the client box from generic to AutoClient, with swap 64MB,
> local400, disable disconnectability, no script, and it was converted.
> The problem is when booting up from network, in the client box, it was
> able to get to the /-\| thingie of bootup, but it hung at that point.
> The screen has:
> Rebooting with command: boot net
> Boot device:/pci@1,f,0/pci@1,1/network@1,1 File and args:
> 2ec00 hostname: client
> domainname:....
> root server: server
> root directory: /export/root/client
> SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
> Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> /
> Does anyone know how to get it to work?

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