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…Read more
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…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
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!