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Solaris Express Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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OBP Commands

The following table lists the OBP commands that you type at the client ok prompt to perform a WAN boot installation.

Table 14-3 OBP Commands for a WAN Boot Installation

Task and Description

OBP Command

Begin an unattended WAN boot installation.

boot net – install

Begin an interactive WAN boot installation.

boot net –o prompt - install

Begin a WAN boot installation from a local CD.

boot cdrom –F wanboot - install

Install a hashing key before you begin a WAN boot installation.key-value is the hexadecimal value of the hashing key.

set-security-key wanboot-hmac-sha1 key-value

Install an encryption key before you begin a WAN boot installation.

  • key-type is either wanboot-3des or wanboot-aes.

  • key-value is the hexadecimal value of the encryption key.

set-security-key key-type key-value

Verify that key values are set in OBP.


Set client configuration variables before you begin your WAN boot installation.

  • client-IP is the IP address of the client.

  • router-ip is the IP address of the network router.

  • mask-value is the subnet mask value.

  • client-name is the host name of the client.

  • proxy-ip is the IP address of the network's proxy server.

  • wanbootCGI-path is the path to the wanbootCGI programs on the web server.

setenv network-boot-arguments host-ip=client-IP,router-ip=router-ip,subnet-mask=mask-value,hostname=client-name,http-proxy=proxy-ip,file=wanbootCGI-path

Check the network device alias.


Set the network device alias, where device-path is the path to the primary network device.

  • To set the alias for the current installation only, type devalias net device-path.

  • To permanently set the alias, type nvvalias net device-path.

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