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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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JumpStart and DHCP

The DHCP server can be configured so that a JumpStart client can use DHCP, rather than the traditional JumpStart mechanism using RARP, when it boots up. Using the DHCP method is advantageous because DHCP packets pass through a router, eliminating the need for a client to have a JumpStart boot server present on the same subnet—a boot server on the same subnet as the client is currently required under standard JumpStart procedures because the RARP protocol used by clients does not pass through a router.

JumpStart with DHCP is currently supported only on Intel and Ultra workstations. The boot PROM version must be at least 3.25 on ...

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