A Text installer for cases where a server system has a virtual console and no monitor attached and the installation questions need to be answered in an interactive manner
A LiveMedia installer (formerly LiveCD, LiveDVD, LiveUSB) that targets systems that have a monitor and can render a graphical user interface for the purposes of providing a good look and feel of the system desktop and features, prior to deciding on installing it
An Automated Installer (which, for those of you that are familiar with older versions of Solaris, effectively picks up where JumpStart left off)
It is the last method that the post focuses on. In the most basic of scenarios the roles required to complete the elements needed for the setup of an Automated Install server would be performed by the following services: a DHCP server; an Automated Install server; and an Image Packaging System (IPS) repository server. When creating Automated Install services, a bundled ISC DHCP server is instantiated automatically, hence there is no need to directly interact with DHCP commands, Unixman notes. All the code required for this operation in included in the blog.