The previous sections in this chapter describe networked installation of software onto a machine that is already running the SCO OpenServer operating system. This section describes networked ISL, or initial system load. With networked ISL, clients install or upgrade the SCO OpenServer system with software from a server machine, rather than from a tape, CD-ROM, or floppy disk.
If the client and server machines are on different subnetworks, see ``Networked ISL across subnet boundaries'' first. If the client and server machines are on the same subnet, proceed with the server configuration described here.
A networked installation has two stages. The first stage is preparing the server, and the second is initiating the installation (or upgrade) at the client. In addition, you may need to extract product database files from your installation media before you begin; see ``Installing database files to support remote installations''.