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I need to setup a Solaris WANboot and a Solaris jumpstart server for both SPARC and x86 architectures. Can I setup both on a single machine (SPARC or x86) or do I need a separate SPARC and x86 machine to jumpstart a SPARC respectively a x86 client?

As far as I know the architecture of a WANboot server doesn't matter, as long as the correct Solaris flash archive is used.

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Both can be set up on a single machine. You'll need separate binary executables for each ISA, of course, and separate binary boot files for each supported architecture. The jumpstart/diskless boot server is basically acting as a network file store (albeit with some special, not filesystem protocols), so its architecture can be separate from the client.

The Custom Jumpstart Manual should have the information you need.

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Thank you for the information and the link :) –  watain May 17 '10 at 14:31

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