Using Automated Installer Install Service to Deploy a Unified Archive
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2017
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 and installing using the UAR file over the network using a web server.
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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