Anyone Ever Gotten Solaris To Install From A CentOS PXE Server?

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I’m poking through Solaris documentation trying to figure out how to make it installable via our PXE server and, as with many things Solaris, I’m hitting walls of completely foreign procedures and setups.

Has anyone managed to do this before? I’m trying to set Solaris 11.3 up.

3 thoughts on - Anyone Ever Gotten Solaris To Install From A CentOS PXE Server?

  • A) Solaris is not even remotely CentOS

    B) Last time I did network installs of Solaris (which was Solaris 9 and
    10), it used a completely different setup, involving a RARP server
    (reverse ARP) rather then DHCP/bootp, and a bootparamd(?) server to specify the configuration, instead of DHCP PXE options. It then used tftp and NFS to fetch the boot image and OS installation stuff, per the recipe in bootparamd. Look up documentation on Solaris Jumpstart for the specifics. Setup correctly, its completely hands off, and was designed to support diskless workstations.

  • Yes and PXE booting the node worked just fine. It was quite some time ago and the process was rather straightforward. This is for x86_64

    use-host-decl-names on;
    filename “/solaris/pxegrub”;
    next-server ;
    vendor-option-space SUNW;
    option SUNW.JumpStart-server “:/exports/Solaris/JUMPSTART/x86″;

    # BE WARNED: No hostnames. Must use IP addresses for Sol 10 x86!
    host canopy {
    option host-name “canopy”;
    hardware ethernet ;
    fixed-address ;
    option SUNW.sysid-config-file-server = “:/exports/Solaris/JUMPSTART/x86″;
    }

    —– | I’m poking through Solaris documentation trying to figure out how to make
    | it installable via our PXE server and, as with many things Solaris, I’m
    | hitting walls of completely foreign procedures and setups.
    |
    | Has anyone managed to do this before? I’m trying to set Solaris 11.3 up.
    |

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