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Chapter 14. Advanced Installation Procedures


The following test objectives for exam 310-202 are covered in this chapter:

Explain custom JumpStart configuration, including the boot, identification, configuration, and installation services.

  • This chapter helps you understand the components of a JumpStart network installation. You'll learn about setting up servers and clients to support a JumpStart installation including JumpStart related commands, configuration files, and services.

Configure a JumpStart including implementing a JumpStart server; editing the sysidcfg, rules, and profile files; and establishing JumpStart software alternatives (setup, establishing alternatives, troubleshooting, and resolving problems).

  • This chapter shows you how to implement a JumpStart installation as well as the files and scripts that are modified and used.

Explain Flash, create and manipulate the Flash archive, and use it for installation.

  • The Solaris Flash feature takes a snapshot of a Solaris operating environment, complete with patches and applications, if desired. It can only be used in initial installations, however, not upgrades.

Given a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) installation scenario, identify requirements and install methods, configure both the install and DHCP server, and boot the x86 client.

  • This chapter shows how to use the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to boot and install an x86 client across the network.

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