The Solaris Network Environment
The Solaris 8 network environment supports several different types of system configurations, including standalone, diskless, and AutoClient. These configurations provide different capabilities and affect deployment and support costs.
A standalone system has local disk space for storing all operating system files, applications, and user data, which includes the root (/), /usr, /export/home, and /var file systems. Likewise, it provides local swap space for the system's virtual memory. A standalone system can function autonomously and can be networked or non-networked. You can use a networked standalone system as a server, such as a file server, to provide remote access to shared or common ...