Title and Copyright Information
 
About This Manual
Audience
New and Changed Features
Organization
Related Documentation
Reader's Comments
Conventions
 
1    Introduction to Sharing Software
1.1    Overview
1.2    Understanding the Software Sharing Environment
1.3    Identifying a CD-ROM Drive Device Name
 
2    Remote Installation Services
2.1    Overview
2.2    Starting RIS
2.3    RIS Areas and Product Environments
2.4    RIS Client Characteristics
2.5    Registering Clients
2.6    Identifying a Client Hardware Network Address
 
3    Preparing the RIS Server
3.1    Reviewing RIS Server/Client Version Compatibility
3.2    Planning Disk Space for RIS
3.3    Installing the Operating System on the RIS Server
3.4    Setting Up a Local Area Network
3.5    Loading and Registering the Server Extensions License
3.6    Preparing RIS for New Hardware Delivery (NHD)
3.7    Preparing RIS for C2 Security
 
4    Setting Up a RIS Area
4.1    Overview
4.2    Installing Software into a New RIS Area
4.3    Installing Software into an Existing RIS Area
4.4    Setting Up a RIS Area for NHD
4.5    Using a RIS Area Mounted on NFS
4.6    Modifying the /etc/exports File
 
5    Booting a RIS Client
5.1    Remote Boot Files and Daemons
5.1.1    The Internet Daemon and Configuration File
5.1.2    The BOOTP Daemon
5.1.3    The /etc/bootptab File
5.1.4    The tftpd Daemon
5.2    Remote Boot Process Flow
 
6    Managing RIS Clients and Environments
6.1    Preregistration Tasks
6.1.1    Obtaining Information About Each Client
6.1.2    Registering Client Host Names and IP Addresses
6.2    Adding a RIS Client with the ris Utility
6.3    Adding a RIS Client from the Command Line
6.4    Modifying RIS Clients
6.5    Removing RIS Clients
6.6    Listing Registered RIS Clients
6.7    Listing Products in RIS Server Areas
6.8    Deleting Products from RIS Server Areas
6.9    Updating hostkeys between a RIS Server and Client
6.10    Correcting RIS Gateways File Entries
 
7    Managing RIS Profile Sets
7.1    Overview
7.2    Creating Profile Sets
7.3    Registering Clients for Profile Sets
7.4    Converting Old Configuration Description Files
7.5    Determining RIS Client Profile Set Registration
7.6    Removing RIS Client Profile Set Registration
7.7    Deleting Profile Sets from the RIS Server
 
8    Troubleshooting RIS
8.1    RIS Lock Files
8.2    Client Password Expiration
8.3    Root File System Mounting
8.4    RIS Client Registration
8.4.1    No Prompt for Client Hardware Address
8.4.2    Duplicate Client Hardware Addresses
8.4.3    Cloned Client Registration
8.4.4    Client Registered on Multiple RIS Servers
8.4.5    Client Not in RIS Database
8.5    RIS Server Response
8.5.1    Servers Using the bootpd Daemon
8.5.2    Servers Using the joind Daemon
8.5.3    Loading an Incorrect Kernel File
8.5.4    RIS Server Using the sshd2 daemon
 
9    Dataless Management Services
9.1    Overview
9.2    DMS Benefits
9.3    Relationship Between DMS Servers and Clients
9.3.1    DMS Server
9.3.2    Environment Portion of DMS Area
9.3.3    Client Portion of DMS Area
9.3.4    Characteristics of DMS Clients
 
10    Preparing DMS Servers and Clients
10.1    Requirements for DMS Servers
10.2    Requirements for DMS Clients
10.3    Allocating Disk Partitions on the DMS Server
10.4    Setting Up a Local Area Network (LAN)
10.5    Setting Up a Network File System
10.6    Planning Disk Space for DMS
10.6.1    Disk Space Required for DMS Environments
10.6.2    Estimating Disk Space for Clients
10.6.3    Considering Types of Kernel Builds
10.7    Installing the Operating System on the DMS Server
10.8    Registering DMS Clients
10.8.1    Obtaining DMS Client Information
10.8.2    Registering Clients Host Names and IP Addresses
10.9    Considering Security Issues
 
11    Setting Up a DMS Environment
11.1    Ensuring DMS Server and Client Compatibility
11.2    Installing Software in a New DMS Environment
11.3    Adding Software to an Existing DMS Environment
11.4    Configuring DMS Environments
11.4.1    Customizing /etc/.proto..* Files
11.4.2    Configuring the DMS Environment
11.5    Installing WLS Support in DMS
11.5.1    Setting Up a DMS Server for WLS
11.5.2    Setting Up a DMS Client for WLS
11.5.3    Building an Asian Kernel for DMS Clients
 
12    Managing DMS Clients and Environments
12.1    DMS Client Database File
12.2    Adding a DMS Client
12.3    Booting a DMS Client
12.4    Deleting a Software Environment
12.5    Modifying Client Information
12.6    Removing a Client
12.7    Listing DMS Clients
12.8    Showing Software Environments
12.9    Maintaining the DMS Environment
12.9.1    Controlling Root File System Growth
12.9.2    Listing Installed Software Subsets
12.9.3    Removing Subsets
 
13    Troubleshooting DMS
13.1    Removing DMS Lock Files
13.2    Checking NFS Server Status
13.3    Checking Network Daemon Status
13.4    Checking Directory Exports
13.5    Checking Version Compatibility
13.6    Correcting Swap Device Problems
13.7    Reconfiguring for a Hardware Update Release
 
A    RIS Worksheet
 
B    DMS Worksheets
 
C    Using the utilupdate Utility
 
D    Hardware Update Releases in DMS
D.1    Overview
D.2    Installing a Hardware Release into a DMS Area
 
Glossary
 
Examples
5-1    Sample /etc/bootptab File
6-1    Sample /var/adm/ris/gateways File
7-1    Sample RIS Client Profile Set Registration
8-1    Sample daemon.log File
 
Figures
2-1    RIS Server and Client
2-2    Sample RIS Area Overview
9-1    File Sharing Between the DMS Server and Client
9-2    Environment Portion of DMS Area
9-3    DMS Client Area
9-4    Client Views of the DMS Area
 
Tables
5-1    Remote Boot Files and Daemons
10-1    Estimated Subset Sizes for DMS
11-1    List of /etc/.proto.* Files
 
Index