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Category Archives: Project FiFo

Project FiFo is an open-source cloud management system for SmartOS.

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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Login to SmartOS VM with SSH Keys

SSH keys are installed on your client workstation and once loaded into the FiFo management interface allow you to login to your guest virtual machines without the need for a root password. This authentication method is not only more secure but also more convenient than using a typed password. It is essential to get SSH…
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cloud.LA SmartOS Dataset Mirror

We are now hosting a SmartOS Dataset Server that mirrors the official Joyent datasets as well as various community datasets from datasets.at. Our server is hosted at Switch in Las Vegas which is the same datacenter as Joyent, so performance should be comparable with their servers. The main reason you may want to use this…
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Provision VM on Hypervisor with Most Free RAM

Project FiFo can accommodate a complex mix of provisioning rules that can be ordered and weighted to do almost anything, but for many clouds all that's needed is a "least-used-hypervisor" provisioning rule. To do this you simply add the following 'resources.free-memory' rule to your provisioning 'Packages' in the 'Configuration' section of the Project FiFo user…
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SmartOS Host NIC Bonding

If you're using Joyent SDC7, SmartOS host NIC bonding is handled from within the SDC user interface. SmartOS hosts are PXE booted and the NIC config is delivered by SDC as part of the boot process. If you're directly administering your SmartOS hosts or using Project FiFo for orchestration you'll need to setup link aggregation…
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SmartOS Disk Speed – Native vs. KVM

I'm just getting started with SmartOS so don't expect any deep tuning of the file system. This is just to show a few different "out-of-the-box" disk throughput tests to compare KVM guests to native SmartOS guests. The host has six 2.5" consumer grade disks, 5 in raid and 1 SSD for read-cache.     NAME       …
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