The installation process is itself a logical sequence of smaller programs. Although they aren’t called out during the process itself, identifying these stages now will help you better understand how to automate Solaris 11 installation when the time comes.
The installer is itself a working copy of Solaris 11. When booted, the session goes through the following steps:
1. Builds a logical tree of the boot system’s devices
2. Asks the user to select a keyboard layout
3. Asks the user to specify a language of choice for the session
4. Loads drivers for all recognized devices
5. Assigns itself a hostname (solaris)
6. Invokes the installation process (Text Installer only)
7. Automatically logs in (as user jack) to ...