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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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Automating Installation with JumpStart

The JumpStart feature provides a mechanism to automatically install the Solaris operating system. The two JumpStart methods are JumpStart and Custom JumpStart.

Not only does JumpStart automate installation, it can be used to automate the installation of large numbers of identically configured systems. If you need to install 100 systems using the same configuration, for example, JumpStart provides a way to simplify this task.

JumpStart enables you to automatically install the Solaris operating system on new SPARC platforms by inserting the Solaris distribution CD into the local CD-ROM drive and powering on ...

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