Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Configuring NIS for Jumpstart Procedures

Configuring NIS for Jumpstart Procedures

Configuring NIS to support jumpstart procedures involves editing files and running commands on the NIS master server in use. Info supplied in the sysidcfg file overrides any information you make available in NIS.

A change to any file that is represented by a map in an NIS domain requires that you complete the following steps on the NIS master server

# vi /etc/inet/hosts
192.10.10.4 client1
# vi /etc/ethers
8:0:20:88:5b client1
# vi locale
client1 en_US
# cd /var/yp
# vi Makefile
1. Add the text after the existing *.time entries. Duplicate the timezone entry, and replace timezone with locale
Add/Append the word locale to the line beginning with the word all
Add the following line after the auto.home: autohometime entry
Locale: locale.time
Save the file and exit the editor
# cd /var/yp
# /usr/ccs/bin/make
2. On any slave servers that exist in the NIS domain, run the ypxfr command to transfer the locale.byname map for the first time.
# /usr/bin/netsvc/yp/ypxfr locale.byname
3. On the NIS master server, again update the NIS maps by running the make command
# cd /var/yp
# /usr/ccs/bin/make

# vi /etc/timezone
US/Mountain client1
US/Mountain Central.sun.com
# cd /var/yp
# /usr/ccs/bin/make

# /vi /etc/netmasks
192.9.200.0 255.255.255.0
# cd /var/yp
# /usr/ccs/bin/make

-- Each time you run the add_install_client script on a boot server to provide boot support for a jumpstart client, the script checks the /etc/nsswitch.conf file for the bootparams entry.

Begin Script
Profile
Finish Script

-- Use can use CD/DVD soruces as boot source instead of spooled Solaris OE Image. Also you can use a Flash source as an alternative installation service.

Identifying Log Files

Jumpstart clients retain the following log files during the installation process:
/tmp/begin.log
/tmp/finish.log
/tmp/install_log
/var/sadm/system/logs/sysidtool.log

Jumpstart clients retain a corresponding set of log files after the installation process completes and the system reboots
/var/sadm/system/logs/begin.log
/var/sadm/system/logs/finish.log
/var/sadm/system/logs/install_log
/var/sadm/system/logs/sysidtool.log

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