Table of Contents
This chapter describes how to create and use your
own common configurations using Ignite-UX. Topics include:
“Installing from Golden Images”
“Creating a Golden Image”
“Configuring the Ignite-UX Server to Recognize the Golden Image”
“Enabling the Client”
“Installing the Golden Image on the Client”
A golden image is a combination
of a golden archive (an archive with files
set to the newconfig state) and a configuration file describing a system’s disk layout and file system.
A golden image is used as a common configuration to install systems. The compressed golden archive format can be tar, cpio, or pax. (To use the pax format with 11i v2, you must
have the PAX_Enh™ product installed. The pax format is not available for 11i v1.)
Ignite-UX does not require the creation of golden
images, but they are a very powerful tool for system administrators.
Golden images allow
speed versus using swinstall, the command used
by Ignite-UX when installing software from SD depots.
Exact replication of a
customized system configuration to clients.
Mass deployment of a customized
system configuration to clients.
Disaster recovery at the newconfig level.
This chapter assumes you are creating a golden image to be stored
on the Ignite-UX server via the network. If
you wish to create golden image media, see Chapter 14