Using cloud-init with SmartOS

SmartOS provides the ability to inject cloud-init data into a zone/VM. This is extremely useful for automating some of the menial tasks one would normally have to perform manually like setting up users, installing packages, or pulling down a git repo. Basically, anything you can stuff into cloud-init user-data is at your disposal. However, since… Continue reading Using cloud-init with SmartOS

SmartOS on Alix APU2c2

Over the past few years, I’ve been using SmartOS as my hypervisor of choice coupled with a management layer called Project-Fifo. I have to say, it’s been a joy to work with. I had a couple Alix APU’s laying around and was curious how well SmartOS would run it. To begin, I downloaded the SmartOS… Continue reading SmartOS on Alix APU2c2