Using a Flash archive to install SFHA and the operating system

You can only use Flash archive on the Solaris 10 operating system. In the following outline, refer to Solaris documentation for Solaris-specific tasks.


Symantec does not support Flash Archive installation if the root disk of the master system is encapsulated.

The following is an overview of the creation and installation of a Flash archive with Symantec software.

Flash archive creation overview

  1. Ensure that you have installed Solaris 10 on the master system.
  2. Use JumpStart to create a clone of a system.
  3. Restart the cloned system.
  4. Install the Symantec products on the master system.

    Perform one of the installation procedures from this guide.

  5. If you have configured the product on the master system, create the file and the file and copy them to the master system.

    See Creating the Symantec post-deployment scripts.

  6. Use the flarcreate command to create the Flash archive on the master system.
  7. Copy the archive back to the JumpStart server.
  8. Use JumpStart to install the Flash archive to the selected systems.
  9. Configure the Symantec product on all nodes in the cluster.

    The scripts that are installed on the system include the product version in the script name. For example, to install the SF script from the install media, run the installsf command. However, to run the script from the installed binaries, run the installsf<version> command. For example, for the 6.1 version:

    # /opt/VRTS/install/installsfha61 -configure

    See About the script-based installer.

  10. Perform post-installation and configuration tasks.

    See the product installation guide for the post-installation and configuration tasks.