The same process works for SPARC as well. Create an Install Server.

1) Insert the Solaris 10 10 DVD into the Sun server DVD or mount the ISO in the Solaris VM.
-> mkdir -p /export/install/sol_10_u10_x86
Note: that I always add the release version in the directory. Since you can have multiple Solaris versions on the same jumpstart server, it keeps you organized.

2) Start the jumpstart server build process by executing the following:
-> cd /cdrom/sol_10_811_x86/Solaris_10/Tools
-> ./setup_install_server /export/install/sol_10_u10_x86
Verifying target directory…
Calculating the required disk space for the Solaris_10 product
Calculating space required for the installation boot image
Copying the CD image to disk…
Copying Install Boot Image hierarchy…
Copying /boot netboot hierarchy…
Install Server setup complete
Note: this will take quite a while to finish on older servers (and slow DVD drives). ISOs are much faster.

3) Create the jumpstart directory.
-> cd /
-> mkdir /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86
-> cp -r /cdrom/sol_10_811_x86/Solaris_10/Misc/jumpstart_sample/* /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86/

4) Create and share the jumpstart directory
-> vi /etc/dfs/dfstab and enter the following line:
share -F nfs -o ro,anon=0 -d “Solaris 10 Update 10 Jumpstart” /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86
-> wq!
-> share all

Type the share command to verify.
-> share
– /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86  ro,anon=0  “Solaris 10 Update 10 Jumpstart”

5) Create a profile for your server. I just use a generic profile because I custom install every server I build (mirrors/RAID5, various packages, etc). You can run highly customized profiles. See the Solaris 10 Installation Guide for more info.
-> cd /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86
-> vi homelab_profile (use any name you want – my lab is homelab) and enter the following:
install_type initial_install
system_type standalone
cluster SUNWCall
-> wq!

Note that if you remove “cluster SUNWCall” from the profile, you will be forced though a full interactive install. It’s up to you if you want to cherry pick packages.

6) Update the Rules file. Add the following at the bottom of the rules file:
-> vi rules
# Homelab Profile
any – – homelab_profile –
-> wq!

7) Validate the rules file. You must run this command before every jumpstart session even if you didn’t change it.
-> cd /jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86
– > ./check
Validating rules…
Validating profile zfsrootsimple…
Validating profile net924_sun4c…
Validating profile upgrade…
Validating profile x86-class…
Validating profile any_machine…
Validating profile homelab_profile…
The custom JumpStart configuration is ok.

8) Edit the /etc/ethers file. The Jumpstart server needs to have a MAC/Hostname paring in the ethers file. To get the MAC address from a running system, open an Xterm and run the following:
– > ifconfig -a | grep ether
ether 0:c:29:a4:73:98

The output 0:c:29:a4:73:98 should be added to the /etc/ethers file along with the IP address of the host.
a) To get the MAC from a new SPARC system with no OS, attach a monitor (or serial cable) to the server and boot. The ethernet address is shown in the banner. You can also type banner at the OK# prompt. Some Sun server models have tiny stickers on the server with MAC addresses.
b) To get the MAC on a Solaris VM, start the Solaris 10 VM. You are looking for the following variable in the .vmx file:
ethernet0.generatedAddress = “00:0c:29:4b:fa:48”
– When the Solaris VM boots the MAC is displayed. You have to be fast to write it down. Or, you can try the options below.
– VMware Workstation on Windows: Browse out the .vmx file for the Solaris VM you want to jumpstart and open the .vmx file in notepad. Look for the ethernet0.generatedAddress variable.
– VMware Workstation on Linux: cd to the .vmx file for the Solaris VM you want to jumpstart and cat the .vmx file.
– VMware vSphere/ESXi: login to vCenter, right-click the Solaris VM, select Edit Settings, on the Hardware tab, select the Network Adapter and the MAC address is shown on the right.

Example /etc/ethers on the Jumpstart server with the MAC from a host named solclient01:
-> vi /etc/ethers
00:0c:29:4b:fa:48   solclient01
-> wq!

c) Make sure you add and entry for the host you are jumpstarting to the hosts file on the master jumpstart server.
-> vi /etc/inet/hosts
# For Jumpstart  solclient01  solclient01.lab.slice2.com

9) Setup your server to boot from the network.

Note that this is only good for systems on the same subnet as the jumpstart server. To boot servers off a different subnet, see Create a Boot Server in the Solaris 10 Advanced Installation Guide.
-> cd /cdrom/sol_10_811_x86/Solaris_10/Tools
-> ./add_install_client -c soljump:/jumpstart_sol_10_u10_x86 solclient01 i86pc (or sun4u/sun4v for SPARC)

a) In the add install_client command above, the options that are used have the following meanings:
b) -c – Specifies the master Jumpstart server and path to the Jumpstart directory.
c) solclient01 – The hostname of a system to be built.
d) i86pc – Specifies the platform group of the systems that use the jumpstart server as an install server. Note that if you want to use a sysidcfg file you can use the -p option to provide the path to the file. Most likely you would place it in the shared jumpstart directory. See the sysidcfg man page for variables.

Boot the client and the jumpstart process will start by pulling the solaris binaries from the jumpstart server.