Content Cluster: Understanding the Local Boot Option of the Automated Installer in Oracle Solaris 11 Express

I really don't care that the Chevy Volt won several Car of the Year awards. I'd rather stare at cool cars that are impossible to live with, like the flat-painted Bonnie above.

When it comes to installing Solaris 11 Express, you have lots of choices. Here's a few resources to help you understand one of the installation options: the bootable automated installer.

What's Cool About a Bootable Automated Installer

Scott Dickson explains how a bootable automated installer helps you boot Solaris from your location of choice without having to set up an install server.

Chapter 1 - Automated Installer Overview

First chapter in the Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide. Describes what the automated installer is and what it does, and provides guidance for using it.

Chapter 8 - Automated Installations That Boot From Media

Chapter 8 of the Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide. Describes how the automated installer can boot from media instead of the install server. Provides system requirements and detailed instructions.

How to Configure a Bootable Automated Installer

In his latest blog, Scott Dickson explains how he configured the automated installer so he could boot Solaris 11 Express directly from a repository without having to go to the trouble of setting up the install server on the net.

Enjoy tonight's rare lunar eclipse. Go pagan.

Rick - System Admin and Developer Community of the Oracle Technology Network

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