Using Automated Installer Install Service to Deploy a Unified Archive
(Doc ID 2131241.1)
Last updated on JUNE 02, 2021
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
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:
- creating a Unified Archive
- using AI to create a install service
- using the ISO image from the UAR
- installing a client system from this on Solaris 11.3
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
How to Deploy a System From a Unified Archive Using Bootable Media
We primarily will be using the following documentation in setting this up:
- Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle® Solaris 11.3
- Installing Using an Install Server
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In this Document
|How to Install Using AI Media|
|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|