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Solaris Express Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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Create the wanboot.conf File

WAN boot uses the configuration information that is included in the wanboot.conf file to install the client machine. Create the wanboot.conf file in a text editor. Save the file to the appropriate client subdirectory in the /etc/netboot hierarchy on the WAN boot server.

The following wanboot.conf file for wanclient-1 includes configuration information for a WAN installation that uses secure HTTP. This file also instructs WAN boot to use a HMAC SHA1 hashing key and a 3DES encryption key to protect data.

boot_file=/wanboot/wanboot.s10_sparc
root_server=https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/wanboot-cgi
root_file=/miniroot/miniroot.s10_sparc
signature_type=sha1
encryption_type=3des
server_authentication=yes
client_authentication=no
resolve_hosts=
boot_logger=
system_conf=sys-conf.s10–sparc

This wanboot.conf file specifies the following configuration.

boot_file=/wanboot/wanboot.s10_sparc

The wanboot program is named wanboot.s10_sparc. This program is located in the wanboot directory in the document root directory on wanserver-1.

root_server=https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/wanboot-cgi

The location of the wanboot-cgi program on wanserver-1 is https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/wanboot-cgi. The https portion of the URL indicates that this WAN boot installation uses secure HTTP.

root_file=/miniroot/miniroot.s10_sparc

The WAN boot miniroot is named miniroot.s10_sparc. The miniroot is located in the miniroot directory in the document root directory on wanserver-1.

signature_type=sha1

The wanboot program and the WAN boot file system are signed by using a HMAC SHA1 hashing key.

encryption_type=3des

The wanboot program and the WAN boot file system are encrypted with a 3DES key.

server_authentication=yes

The server is authenticated during the installation.

client_authentication=no

The client is not authenticated during the installation.


Note - If you performed the tasks in (Optional) Use Private Key and Certificate for Client Authentication, set this parameter as client_authentication=yes


resolve_hosts=

No additional host names are needed to perform the WAN installation. All the host names that are required by the wanboot-cgi program are specified in the wanboot.conf file and the client certificate.

boot_logger=

Booting and installation log messages are displayed on the system console. If you configured the logging server in (Optional) Configure the WAN Boot Server as a Logging Server, and you want WAN boot messages to appear on the WAN boot server as well, set this parameter to boot_logger=https://www.example.com/cgi-bin/bootlog-cgi.

system_conf=sys-conf.s10–sparc

The system configuration file that specifies the locations of the sysidcfg and JumpStart files is located in the sys-conf.s10–sparc file in the /etc/netboot hierarchy on wanserver-1.

In this example, you save the wanboot.conf file in the /etc/netboot/192.168.198.0/010003BA152A42 directory on wanserver-1.

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