This video does a wonderful job setting the stage for how Illumos and its derivatives came into existence. Whatever your interest in SmartOS, this is a must see!
Category Archives: Unix
Unix is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix.
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…Read more
The steps to SSH in to your SmartOS host without using a password are pretty straight forward. You paste your SSH keys into a persistent storage location then include the path to that location in the persistent configuration file. The steps are below: mkdir -p /usbkey/config.inc # paste your key into this file…Read more
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 …Read more