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Solaris Express Installation Guide: Solaris Flash Archives (Creation and Installation)
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Task Map: Creating Solaris Flash Archives

Table 3-1 Task Map: Creating a Solaris Flash Archive to Install With an Initial Installation

Task

Description

For Instructions

Install your chosen software configuration on the master system

Determine the configuration that meets your needs and use any of the Solaris installation methods to install the master system.

To Install the Master System for an Initial Installation

(Optional) Create customization scripts

Determine if you need to create scripts to do the following:

  • Customize or reconfigure the archive

  • Protect local changes on clone systems

Creating Customization Scripts

Create the Solaris Flash archive

Use the flarcreate command to create an archive.

To Create a Solaris Flash Archive for an Initial Installation

(Optional) Save a copy of the archive

Keep a copy of the archive for future comparison to update a clone system with a differential archive.

To Create a Solaris Flash Archive for an Initial Installation

Table 3-2 Task Map: Creating a Solaris Flash Archive to Update a Clone System

Task

Description

For Instructions

Prepare master image

Make changes to the unchanged master image such as adding or deleting packages or installing patches.

Installing the Master System

(Optional) Create customization scripts

Determine if you need to create scripts to do the following:

  • Customize or reconfigure the archive

  • Protect local changes on clone systems

Creating Customization Scripts

Create the Solaris Flash differential archive

  1. Mount the unchanged master image.

  2. Use the flarcreate command to compare the two images and create the differential archive.

To Create a Solaris Flash Differential Archive With an Updated Master Image

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