Watch it Wednesdays: SmartOS: An SA Primer

February 27, 2013 - by joyentdeirdre

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SmartOS basics for sysadmins presented by Ben Rockwood. Slides.

Talk highlights:

  • SmartOS is a Virtualization Platform.
  • Designed for Virtualization
  • Lightweight Deployment via USB or PXE
  • Sparse Zones: The Revenge Super lightweight virtualization
  • Thinking SmartOS Overcoming Tactical Challenges in a Non-Persistent Environment tl;dr Essential Skills
  • Basic configuration is in /usbkey/config
  • USB Deployment Workflow
  • Downloading Images
  • Zones Workflow
  • QEMU Runs inside minimal zone
  • Creating an Image
  • DS Manifest
  • Serving Images
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