How to build a Sun Ray Server 4.2 for a Proof of Concept

Quick and dirty about how to get a Sun Ray server up and running for a proof of concept. Please note that while this will get things up and running, there are many items outside of the scope of this document that need to be taken into consideration for a full production enterprise deployment. The documentation has been moved to the wiki format. Don't be bashful click around there is a ton of great straight forward information in the site. which can be found here.

Get the goods
The first step is to have an available server to install on. You will need a Solaris 10, Redhat or SUSE server. The directions here will be for installing on Solaris 10. Next you will need to download the software. You also need to check this patch list, and get the latest patches.

Network Provisioning
You need to use one of the provisioning methods in this article to set up how your Sun Rays will find the Sun Ray server.

Solaris Version
SRSS 4.2 requires Solaris 05/09 (u7) verify you have the correct version.
#cat /etc/release

Solaris 10 5/09 s10x_u7wos_08 X86
Copyright 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 30 March 2009


The follow steps need to be executed as the root user of the system

Extract the software:
# unzip srss_4.2_solaris.zip

Install Java
SRSS 4.2 needs java 1.6 or higher. Solaris 10 05/09 ships with 1.5.0_17. You can check your java version with the following command
#java -version
Note the details around JDK versus JRE are beyond the scope of this document. Also the details around Java versions and dependancies are out of scope. The following steps assume you are using your POC server as a dedicated server for SRSS.

Execute the following commands to install java 1.6 on your system. Note the script is chip dependent. Pick x64 or Sparc
# ./srss_4.2/Supplemental/Java_Runtime_Environment/Solaris/jre-6u13-solaris-i586.sh
# mv jre1.6.0_13/ /usr/jdk/
# rm /usr/java
# ln -s /usr/jdk/jre1.6.0_13/ /usr/java

Install Apache Tomcat
# /usr/sfw/bin/gtar -xvz -C /opt -f srss_4.2/Supplemental/Apache_Tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.20.tar.gz
# ln -s /opt/apache-tomcat-5.5.20 /opt/apache-tomcat

Install the Sun Ray Server Software
# ./srss_4.2/utinstall
take all of the defaults
Note: Now is when we would apply patches. Since this a new release there are not any yet.
# reboot

Configure the Sun Ray Server Software:

# /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utconfig
Take all of the defaults except for:
Enable remote server administration? (y/[n])? y
Configure Sun Ray Kiosk Mode? (y/[n])? y
#reboot

Configure the parms file and tell the server what firmware to offer out
# mkdir /tftpboot
# vi /tftpboot/srssconfig
The file should look like the following:
servers=<ip of server>
# /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utfwadm -A -a -V -i /tftpboot/srssconfig -f /opt/SUNWut/lib/firmware_gui

Turn on LAN connections:
# /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utadm -L on
# /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utrestart -c

At this point you have a basic Sun Ray server up and running. Any Sun Rays on the network should be displaying the Solaris log in and you should be able to log into your Solaris server through a Sun Ray.

You may want to configure the windows connector as a next step.
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