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Hopefully, the notes presented above have helped you to become more familiar with the Solaris JumpStart software. Once you understand how the process works, you will be ready to customize JumpStart to whatever needs your current employer has.

For example, consider writing a shell script that would act as a "front-end" to the whole process, so that the user could simply type "install -h myhost -p sun4u -f custom.profile" and the script would then take care of the rest (the "add_install_client" command, the "check" command, etc.)

Since you now know the most common problems that can obstruct JumpStart installs, have your script check for them automatically - for example, scan the subnet for other servers running rpc.bootparamd and warn the user accordingly. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, criticisms, or suggestions that you may have.