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
It’s been a while again! Today I will briefly talk about qemu(-kvm) and connecting to it using unix sockets with minicom. Why is this useful and cool? Well you can connect to a linux vm without running a shell and still get the full console experience! (BDS, Solaris,… all should work) I won’t dig deepContinue reading qemu(-kvm) monitor and serial console over sockets with minicom
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’mContinue reading Running OmniOS/OpenIndiana under ESXi hosted at OVH
I’ve been busy lately with various things. Can’t give a detailed update about it for now. I have been slowly working my way through parsing my notes from my NAS installation and pulling useful snippets out of it. This was made more difficult due to my servers being offline due to a faulty 3-port NIC.Continue reading Solaris wiki, SmartOS T-Shirt
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 been on the lookout for a bash replacement for a while. After seeing a small discussion about ksh and the closed and open implementation in #illumos, my interest got reinvigorated. After playing with both csh, ksh and zsh for a while, zsh clearly won. I won’t bore you with the details of how thisContinue reading Z shell
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.