This chapter introduced the WebStart Flash facility, available with Solaris 8 OE 4/01 (Update 4). A Flash overview presented the concepts of a Flash archive and recommended appropriate creation times for such an archive.
The chapter described a master machine, recommended a directory hierarchy for the master machine, and suggested storage strategies. The value of Flash archives for business continuity was also noted.
This chapter next demonstrated the use of the flarcreate command to create Flash archives and the flar command to administer Flash archives. Additionally, the changes to the JumpStart software profile necessary to support Flash installations were described. Those changes include the ability to use nfs, http, or devices local to the installation client as locations of the Flash archive during installation.
Finally, the chapter illustrated a complete example of creating a Flash archive and installing a Web server with Flash.