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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Oracle Solaris 11 Derived Manifest with Automated Installation
I have been looking at Derived Manifest recently so that I can have one manifest to control the installation of Oracle Solaris 11.2 FCS on our dual boot desktops.
Installing Using an Install Server
Setting Up an AI Server
Creating a Derived Manifest Script
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
PXE booting for Oracle Solaris using Windows DHCP server
A quick blog entry about getting Solaris PXE boot working with Microsoft Windows DHCP server. I was always told it was easy but I never managed to get it to working even though a lot of people I talked to had it working.
The problem was that our network was not correctly configured for PXEbooting. Problem was our network need PortFast enable (Good Ref:
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and PortFast
With that enabled it was a matter of just setting the right parameters in the Scope Options of the DHCP server. (Good ref:
PXE booting with WDS – DHCP Scope vs IP Helpers
Option 060: Client identifier. Set to
Option 066: Boot Server Host Name:
Option 067: Bootfile Name:
Option 043: Vendor Specific Info:
01 04 00 00 00 00 FF
Differential Analysis - WDS & DHCP Separation
With the above set your x86 systems will be able to find the AI Server.