The following strategies will help you prepare for the test:
Practice the step-by-step examples provided in this chapter on a Solaris system. Be sure that you understand each step and can describe the process of setting up a boot server, an install server, and a configuration server. You should also be able to identify the events that occur during the JumpStart client boot sequence.
Understand each of the commands described in this chapter. Get familiar with all of the options, especially the ones used in the examples. You'll see questions on the exam related to the add_install_client and add_to_install_server scripts.
State the purpose of the sysidcfg file, the class file, and the rules file. Given the appropriate software source, be prepared to explain how to create a configuration server with a customized rules file and class files.
State the purpose of the JumpStart server and identify the main components of each type of server. Learn the terms listed in the "Key Terms" section of this chapter. Be prepared to provide a description of each term.
State the features and limitations of Solaris Flash and be able to implement a Flash Archive. Practice the Flash Archive example in this chapter using two Solaris systems. Make sure you are comfortable with the concepts being introduced as well as the procedures to successfully use this powerful feature.
Become familiar with the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) features, the requirements, and the procedures to follow in order to get an x86 client to successfully boot across the network. Also, make sure you understand what the DHCP symbols represent, and be prepared for a question in the exam that asks you to match a symbol with its corresponding description.