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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 Pi […]

Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 20:55 | Comments Off on FreeBSD, UART and Raspberry Pi 3 B+
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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 a […]

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 18:49 | 1 comment
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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

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 out […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 08:41 | Comments Off on pkg.blackdot.be enters alpha stages
Categories: Solaris, Technology

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

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

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 22:25 | Comments Off on Running an NTP server under SmartOS
Categories: Solaris, Technology
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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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Hey Folks, Sorry for not updating more often, but I do not have that much to say. The wiki actually sees more information with me updating that as I go along or discover some small neat things! So please do check out the wiki also! I had page on the wiki about setting up a […]

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 | Comments Off on OmniOS and Serial Console
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