Nahum Shalman

OmniTI

Long time followers are aware of how much time and energy I've poured into SmartOS and the SmartOS community which might make what I'm about to tell you all the more surprising. You may want to sit down. Today was my first day at OmniTI, and while I'm very excited that I can now claim Dan McDonald and the other folks who work on OmniOS as coworkers, I'm not working on OmniOS. I'm working on ...

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Nahum Shalman

Running a Tor relay with Docker in the JPC

Jessie Frazelle did some really nice work wrapping up Tor into a Docker image. I tried running it in the Joyent Public Cloud (JPC) back in January but ran into a bug in the LX implementation. As I noted in the bug report today, the bug has been fixed. This means you can now quickly and easily spin up a pretty inexpensive Tor relay in the JPC. For now this probably only works in the ...

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Nahum Shalman

Recent smartos-discuss posts Feb 2016 edition

Some of my recent posts to the smartos-discuss mailing list may be of interest to any readers who for some reason read this blog but aren't on the mailing list: On the subject of cpu_shares, cpu_cap, and vcpus Booting SmartOS in rescue mode and having networking and SSH come online automatically. Update: This one has a typo in it. I sent a followup that clarifies that it's "admin_nic" not admin_mac... Both ...

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Nahum Shalman

SmartOS ZFS Boot Media

Someone recently asked about this on the mailing list so I decided to get this out of the drafts folder and published. I used these instructions to create a ZFS formatted USB stick with a pool name of smartos that I use in my server at home. I update it from time to time by downloading and extracting the latest platform tarball. This is based on the more complicated wiki page about creating a bootable ...

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Nahum Shalman

Running SDC CoaL on SmartOS

Motivation I don't have any machines that run VMware but I do have a nice SmartOS machine. I have some SDC features I want to test. I want to test my own changes to SDC to make sure that they are safe, and I want to play with the latest sdc-docker features in a sandbox. Networking The first trick is going to be to get some appropriate network tags set up and configured in the ...

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Nahum Shalman

SmartOS on SmartOS everywhere for LX brand testing

TLDR? Click here for the quick set of commands to run on your SmartOS machine to try this stuff out. Hot on the heels of my previous blog entry comes a KVM bootable image containing my latest SmartOS build with some extra tooling to make testing the latest (LX related) commits from Joyent as easy as possible. Motivation I run SmartOS on my home server. It runs a couple of VMs and a bunch of ...

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