solaris 10 jumpstart server; how to check boot server?

solaris 10 jumpstart server; how to check boot server?

Post by Jay G. Sco » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 03:49:32



i'm trying to set up a jumpstart server.  as it happens, on x86.
        on solaris 10
(on solaris 9 it's no big deal--i just retired a sol 9 jumpstart server.)
it needs to jumpstart sparc and intel chips.  what i want to know
is how to check, on the solaris 10 command line, whether the
right boot server(s) are configged/running/and so on.
svcs
and
svccfg list
and
inetadm
don't reply with anything that looks like the old tftpboot that
i'm used to.  seems like x86 used an rpldboot (sp?), anyway, i
don't see anything that rings a bell.

the nfs server i see, but...  what's the boot server look like?
(the nfs server i know is okay.  anyway, i know how to fix that
if it isn't, or if it breaks.)

j.
--

Head of Sun Support, Sr. Operating Systems Specialist
Applied Research Labs, Computer Science Div.                   S224
University of Texas at Austin

 
 
 

solaris 10 jumpstart server; how to check boot server?

Post by Dave Mine » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 04:14:06



> i'm trying to set up a jumpstart server.  as it happens, on x86.
>         on solaris 10
> (on solaris 9 it's no big deal--i just retired a sol 9 jumpstart server.)
> it needs to jumpstart sparc and intel chips.  what i want to know
> is how to check, on the solaris 10 command line, whether the
> right boot server(s) are configged/running/and so on.
> svcs
> and
> svccfg list
> and
> inetadm
> don't reply with anything that looks like the old tftpboot that
> i'm used to.  seems like x86 used an rpldboot (sp?), anyway, i
> don't see anything that rings a bell.

> the nfs server i see, but...  what's the boot server look like?
> (the nfs server i know is okay.  anyway, i know how to fix that
> if it isn't, or if it breaks.)

> j.

If you used add_install_client, they should be running automatically.
The in.tftpd man page will, like most services, tell you which SMF
service name it runs under.

Dave

 
 
 

solaris 10 jumpstart server; how to check boot server?

Post by Jay G. Sco » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 04:22:34





>> i'm trying to set up a jumpstart server.  as it happens, on x86.
>>         on solaris 10
>> (on solaris 9 it's no big deal--i just retired a sol 9 jumpstart server.)
>> it needs to jumpstart sparc and intel chips.  what i want to know
>> is how to check, on the solaris 10 command line, whether the
>> right boot server(s) are configged/running/and so on.
>> svcs
>> and
>> svccfg list
>> and
>> inetadm
>> don't reply with anything that looks like the old tftpboot that
>> i'm used to.  seems like x86 used an rpldboot (sp?), anyway, i
>> don't see anything that rings a bell.

>> the nfs server i see, but...  what's the boot server look like?
>> (the nfs server i know is okay.  anyway, i know how to fix that
>> if it isn't, or if it breaks.)

>> j.

>If you used add_install_client, they should be running automatically.
>The in.tftpd man page will, like most services, tell you which SMF
>service name it runs under.

aha!!!  teach a man to fish!!!!

thx.

j.

Quote:

>Dave

--

Head of Sun Support, Sr. Operating Systems Specialist
Applied Research Labs, Computer Science Div.                   S224
University of Texas at Austin
 
 
 

1. Solaris 10 Jumpstart Server Issue

I have successfully setup a Solaris 10 Jumpstart Server.  However, I
cannot seem to get it fully automated.

There are 3 screens that I have to manually press the F2 key to get
past.  Once I do this the automation takes over again and begins the
Flash Install.

These are the screens that I am having to manually bypass...

SCREEN 1
The Solaris Installation Program
---------------------------------------------------------------------

  The Solaris installation program is divided into a series of short
sections where you'll be prompted to provide information for the
installation. At the end of each section, you'll be able to change the
selections you've made before continuing.

  About navigation...
        - The mouse cannot be used
        - If your keyboard does not have function keys, or they do not
respond, press ESC; the legend at the bottom of the screen will change
to show the ESC keys to use for navigation.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    F2_Continue    F6_Help

SCREEN 2
Identify This System
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  On the next screens, you must identify this system as networked or
non-networked, and set the default time zone and date/time.

  If this system is networked, the software will try to find the
information it needs to identify your system; you will be prompted to
supply any information it cannot find.

  > To begin identifying this system, press F2.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    F2_Continue    F6_Help

SCREEN 3
Date and Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  > Accept the default date and time or enter new values.

  Date and time: 2006-06-20 15:57

    Year   (4 digits) : 2006
    Month  (1-12)     : 06
    Day    (1-31)     : 20
    Hour   (0-23)     : 15
    Minute (0-59)     : 57

F2 Continue    F6_Help

Here is my sysidcfg file layout.

system_locale=en_US
root_password=ip5kA6D2lzQeI
terminal=vt100
timezone=US/Central
timeserver=10.0.60.1
network_interface=hme0 {hostname=lfknpjstest default_route=10.0.60.1
ip_address=10.0.60.207 netmask=255.255.255.0 protocol_ipv6=no}
name_service=DNS {domain_name=consolidated.com
name_server=10.0.60.177,10.0.127.224 search=consolidated.com}
security_policy=none

Can someone show me what I am over looking?  

Daniel

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