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Oracle Solaris 11 Express Automated Install: Default install

Following the release of Oracle Solaris 11 Express last week, I took a cue from the The Fat Bloke's blog and decided to try out the new Automated Installer feature.  Being a n00b to Solaris installation I wanted to find a relatively painless path to installing Solaris.  Having imported the previous Solaris 10 update 8 VirtualBox image however,  I thought this would be a good challenge.

The Automated installer allows network-based installation of multiple systems in a fully automated manner. It relies on an Image Packing System (IPS) package management system to find the version and type of architecture (SPARC vs x86) required for installation.  You can customize the manifest files used to determine which packages you want installed.  The AI is also bootable, which allows for an automated local install without any interaction.  Just select the default install at the boot menu and it will initialize the installation and select the default IPS located at…