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Using Automated Installer Install Service to Deploy a Unified Archive (Doc ID 2131241.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Goal

 This document will show how to deploy a UAR using Solaris 11.3 using an AI service that was installed with a ISO created from a UAR file.

 The scope of this document covers:

NOTE:
Another way to deploy a UAR is by booting media or installing using the UAR file over the network using a web server (see step 7a below).

With that method you do not need to setup an AI Install Server Service as shown in this doc here: Automated Installations That Boot From Media

Thus, there are primarily 2 methods to deploy a UAR. One using a AI server and the other using bootable media.

Both are covered under the Solaris 11.x documentation as shown below.

How to Deploy a System From a Unified Archive Using AI
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01/html/E54846/gnhkc.html#scrolltoc

How to Deploy a System From a Unified Archive Using Bootable Media
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01/html/E54846/gmwcb.html#scrolltoc

We primarily will be using the following documentation in setting this up:

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
 How to Install Using AI Media
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01/html/E54756/aimediatask.html#scrolltoc
Solution
 1) Prepare the server
 2) Create the UAR and ISO image To Use For Creation Of the AI Install Service
 3) Create the AI install service using the ISO image
 
 4) Add the clients mac address to the install service.
 5) Create a manifest XML file to point to the UAR you created to install the client
 6) Additional/Optional step of configuring access to a IPS repo servers IP address if not using a UAR to deploy clients.

 7) Configure the network boot arguments in OBP and boot the client
 8) Data Collection for further troubleshooting
 Additional Resources
References

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