3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2014 2:40 AM by JulianG RSS

    jumpstart install from a flash archive

    JulianG

      Hi - can anyone tell me if it is possible to build a Solaris 10 SPARC server by way of jumpstart / JET and use a flash archive from a different architecture - both servers are SPARC 64bit. In detail I have the following setup.

       

      A Solaris 10 SPARC JET (jumpstart) server I use for Solaris 10 SPARC 64bit installs that works perfectly well.

       

      A requirement to recreate a Solaris 10 SPARC server where I have a full flash archive, the server in question is a:

       

      Source Server:

      SunOS server1 5.10 Generic_150400-04 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V245

      System Configuration: Oracle Corporation  sun4u Sun Fire V245

      System clock frequency: 188 MHZ

      Memory size: 2GB

       

      Target Server:

      The server I need to build on is a Sun Netra T4-1 SPARC.

       

       

      When I try to run the SUNWjet make_client client command it finally fails with:

       

      ..

      ..

      Checking product flash

      FLASH: Checking nfs://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/logs/jumpstart/Flash/server1-image-20130128.flash

      WARNING: FLASH: This flar (sun4u) is not for this client arch (sun4v)

      Checking product jass

      --------------------------------------------------------------

      Check of client bdssnew

      ** FAILED **

      ..

      ..

       

      So I understand that the source server is a sun4u and the target is a sun4v but is what I'm trying to do possible, and if so how?

       

      Thanks - Julian.