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Solaris 9 and Imaging

Created: 12 Dec 2007 • Updated: 12 Dec 2007
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I ran into some issues while working on an imaging project that involved Solaris and adlagent. Here are the steps I took to work things out. Hopefully this will help the next IT guy in line.

The Problem

  1. Adlagent sends shutdown -r now down when rebooting a Solaris box to begin imaging.
  2. Adlagent doesn't install with correct parameters
  3. Errors when running /opt/altiris/../../bin/configure

Our Workaround

  1. Adlagent sends shutdown -r now down when rebooting a Solaris box to begin imaging.
    Resolution: in an imaging job you will have to put a run script task and put that as the first task. In the run task put "reboot" (without quotes). You might have to put "reboot -net" (without quotes) to force it to do a network boot.
  2. Adlagent doesn't install with correct parameters and
  3. errors when running /opt/altiris/../../bin/configure
    Resolution: Adlagent for Solaris will install but it wont configure. What you have to do is manually edit the adlagent.conf. Here is a sample adlagent.conf I have successfully used to configure adlagent. (Solaris and Adlagent doesn't support multicasting you have to disable all multicasting in the adlagent.conf. Once you do this you have to do a
    /etc/init.d/adlagent stop 
    /etc/init.d/adlagent start
    
    

    this will give the correct settings that adlagent needs to work with Solaris 9.