How to Perform a GRUB, GRUB2, Automated Installer (AI), Jumpstart Installations with Serial Console Redirection for Solaris 11 and Solaris 11.1 x86 Systems (Doc ID 1533902.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
This document explains how to redirect the X86 system console to the serial in the installation process.
It could be useful because it gives a better console to check logs and fix installation problems.
The doc covers GRUB, which is the GRUB for Solaris 10 and Solaris 11, and GRUB2 which is the GRUB in Solaris 11.1
This doc assume that you are able to configure a jumpstart server, or AI server and it doesn't cover how to do it. If you need help please check the manuals.

Goal

Redirect the console to the ttya installing an X86 system from the network.

Solution

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