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Monthly Archives: December 2015

SmartOS VM Change IP Address

The expected method for managing VM IP addresses in SmartOS is an orchestration system like Joyent SDC or Project FiFo, but both these systems have enough of a resource overhead that some people may choose to run SmartOS as a stand-alone hypervisor. As SmartOS is primarily a cloud platform it would be detrimental to the sytem…
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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Single Peer BGP Setup

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro is an excellent router if you're looking for carrier grade performance at a fraction of the price of Cisco or Juniper. It uses standard DIMM memory, so you can use the EdgeRouter Pro to accommodate full BGP routes for a cost of hundreds of dollars, rather than tens of thousands. It runs EdgeOS…
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“Let’s Encrypt” Free SSL/HTTPS Certificates

I am probably not the only person that thinks the SSL/HTTPS certificates industry is completely contrived. There may be some value in validated certificates, but let's face it, the average user just looks for "https" in the URL with no browser warning, and they're good to go. So that begs the question, why do we have to pay a…
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Updating a SmartOS USB Install

This is an abbreviated how-to on updating your SmartOS version when your existing install is booting from a USB flash drive. In this example we will be updating to 20150903T073920Z but you would simple replace the occurrences of 20150903T073920Z with whatever version you want to update to.     Check your current version. # uname -a SunOS…
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