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
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
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.
While on Linux you sometimes have to pick between apples and pears (Oranges being just a bit too different). Picking an Illumos distribution is more like picking dark or brown chocolate. I’m currently using OpenIndiana and I’m overall very happy with it. However I have some issues with OI, being that KVM is more orContinue reading Which Illumos distribution do I use?
Here is a quick post on how to update a IPKG based zone on OpenIndiana and other Illumos based distributions. You cannot do this from withing the zone itself but this has to be done form the global zone. When the zone is re-attached it will be update. So the zone will be down forContinue reading Updating a IPKG Zone
I’ve seen anti-spoofing mentioned on #illumos and #openindiana a few times but googling it turns up little information. Although I didn’t check it out until rmustacc‘s adviced me to do so regarding a KVM IPv6 issue I’m facing. After asking around about it and and some further research it also seems to go by theContinue reading Solaris Antispoof / Link Protection
As mentioned in my previous Solaris related post, I’ve recently started using Solaris. What I didn’t mention is that I briefly use Oracle Solaris 11 11/11, but quickly went to OpenIndiana. I personally did not like the way Oracle is doing things. Plus the added benefit of KVM and some extra goodies here and there.Continue reading Quick lookup of SMF log file
I’ve recently moved away from Linux to Solaris (OpenIndiana more specificly) for my NAS. Although I like the Linux community, the Solaris one is totally different. Note: I’m talking about the Illumos Kernel, Distro’s like SmartOS and OpenIndiana and projects OpenCSW. It’s not a huge community, to me this is part of the appeal. YouContinue reading Welcome to Solaris, have a beer.