If you are reading this because you, like me were lost and frustrated… I feel your pain. But let me try and help! A few weeks ago I added a POE HAT to a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and installed FreeBSD to so I could build a remote access server. I also bough another Raspberry PiContinue reading FreeBSD, UART and Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Introduction I have a small homelab and I was looking into some sort of KVM console to be able to access them both locally and remotely instead of moving around VGA cables/serial cables. Those are rather expensive so I opted to build my own remote access system. Since all my servers and switch(es) have aContinue reading Remote Access Console using Raspberry Pi 3b+ and FreeBSD
I was in the market for a configuration management and remote execution tool. After looking around I didn’t really find any I liked and also supported SmartOS (and illumos). It quickly became clear that I would need to do some legwork. I’m by no means a great programmer and my language selection is mostly limitedContinue reading SmartOS, would you like some Salt with that?
I spent the last 3 days yak-shaving. I had the intent of looking into deploying SaltStack to monitor my zones at home. Instead I give you asmd AKA “Advanced SmartOS Management Daemon”. Yes I should really get better at naming things. So what is this asmd you speak of, you may ask? It is myContinue reading Advanced SmartOS Management Daemon
My new package repo is now live! I’m only targeting the current base64-lts release. Currently only SmartOS is supported, although it should be compatible with OmniOS using the pkgsrc bootstrap available at http://pkgsrc.joyent.com/ some recent changes (epoll) seem to have broke them as SmartOS supports it but OmniOS and Nexenta Community both seem to beContinue reading pkg.blackdot.be live, omnios.blackdot.be depricated
As previously mentioned I will be deprecating omnios.blackdot.be IPS package repository soonish. Work has started on pkg.blackdot.be, the initial set of packages is up. But most are untested and they need some more love. Once the packages are where I want them to be. I will start rolling packages for omnios also. Check it outContinue reading pkg.blackdot.be enters alpha stages
Just a heads up, somewhere later this year I will turn down omnios.blackdot.be and will bring up pkg.blackdot.be. There I will host a smaller selection of packages for use in SmartOS zones or on OmniOS once the illumos flavor of pkgsrc is installed. Not sure when this will happen because I am currently changing jobs.Continue reading OmniOS package repo eventual deprecation
I wrote a wiki page on how to run a ntp server on SmartOS. Check it out! http://wiki.smartos.org/display/DOC/GPS+backed+NTP+server
As it comes as no surprise I migrated my hosting from ESXi Free to SmartOS a year or so ago. However every major update I spend an hour or so building a new zone from scratch to then switch over. This is tiresome so now I’m working on a bootstrap script that will rebuild theContinue reading SmartOS and updates
Bryan Cantrill has some interesting thoughts about the last year. Very much worth your time to read his blog entry 2014 in review: Docker rising. I also get a mention which came as a huge surprise and honer! Happy 2015 everyone.