Typically, Solaris is installed directly from the Solaris distribution CD. This requires that each system be equipped with a CD-ROM drive. However, another approach is available: Solaris can be installed over the network using a remote server that has either 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 either of the two interactive installation methods (Solaris interactive installation or WebStart, covered in Chapter 3) or the two automatic installation methods (JumpStart and Custom JumpStart).
To perform over-the-network installation, one or more network servers must be set up. These consist ...