Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

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 limited […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 18:47 | Comments Off on SmartOS, would you like some Salt with that?
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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 my […]

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 00:52 | Comments Off on 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 be […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 16:24 | Comments Off on pkg.blackdot.be live, omnios.blackdot.be depricated

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. […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 19:53 | Comments Off on OmniOS package repo eventual deprecation

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 the […]

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 21:06 | Comments Off on SmartOS and updates
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Today I had to reinstall my gateway/firewall but I no longer had blank CD’s. I usually prefer to use a USB key but the asg-9.x.iso from Sophos has some issues with this. I fixed it in a few minutes by comparing the mounts in a VM when booting from an ISO and the mounts when […]

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 11:26 | 3 comments
Categories: Hardware, Linux, Personal

It’s been a while since I posted but I only recently started tinkering with things again in my free time. I travel a lot now for work so I spend some lonely nights in hotel rooms with no internet. I have time to play. Anyway, I wanted to host a repository for OmniOS because I’m […]

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 22:49 | Comments Off on Running OmniOS/OpenIndiana under ESXi hosted at OVH

I’ve now moved to Mons. I still have some work to do in the apartment like hide my cabling mess. (Suggestions on where to find cable sleeves in Belgium are welcome.) I’m pretty good and actually am more busy now in the weekends so I have less time to blog and play around than I […]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 22:23 | Comments Off on Moved, busy with work and Life
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First of all I’d like to wish all my visitors a good 2013, may all your wishes come true. I’m still very busy getting things in order for my move and start of my new Job on Monday! I also got a pretty nice Christmas card from CustomSLR! I was very surprised by that, even […]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 14:18 | Comments Off on Happy 2013
Categories: Personal

I’m still around, but a lot is happening in my personal life at the moment. I keep ending up with little time to spend on blog articles, it’s not that I don’t have ideas, I have a few actually. I just don’t have the time. I’ve updated some bits here and there on the wiki. […]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 16:29 | Comments Off on Still around but a lot I happening
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