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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Over-the-Network Installation

Typically, Solaris is installed directly from the Solaris distribution CD, which requires that each system be equipped with a CD-ROM drive. However, another approach is available: Solaris can be installed over the network by using a remote server that has the Solaris distribution CD in its CD-ROM drive or a copy of the files from the Solaris distribution CD on its hard disk.

The over-the-network installation can be used with the two interactive installation methods (SunInstall or Web Start, covered in Chapter 3) or the two automatic installation methods (JumpStart and Custom JumpStart).

To perform over-the-network installation, you must set up one or more network servers, consisting of an install server and possibly ...

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