Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 2: Basic Jumpstart

One basic problem of automated installation is the provisioning of the operating system on the bare metal. Without OS any further configuration is obviously without any relevance. Since several releases Solaris provides a feature called Jumpstart. The basic idea of Jumpstart is the installation of a system by using the network.

The Jumpstart mechanism for PXE based x86

The process of jumpstarting is relatively simple.