SmartOS is a server-oriented distro of illumos, created by Joyent for use in their cloud service.

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CARP Virtual IP does not ping in virtualized environment

We have three physical machines with SmartOS on them in a LAN. Two of them, 10.40.0.30 and 10.40.0.240 are hypervisors with two pfSense-based virtualized gateways on them. These gateways have ...
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What could cause linux to reboot even though panic is not set

Bit of context. Few VM's running on KVM (SmartOS), using kernel 2.6.32.7 have been rebooting. Nothing in the Qemu/KVM logs to suggest it's a Qemu issue. Unfortunately while testing kdump i discovered ...
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Can I force nfsd on Solaris to announce more free space than physically available?

I'm working with various Solaris based distributions (OmniOS, SmartOS, Nexenta) and I have a highly compressible and deduplicable data set on a very small amount of high performance storage. The ...
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How to run git as daemon on Solaris (SmartOS)

As stated in subject. I have this script that works fine from command line: #!/sbin/sh GITCOMMAND="git daemon --base-path=/my/git/repo --export-all --enable=receive-pack --reuseaddr" startcmd () { ...
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SmartOS using ZFS and guest filesystems [closed]

If I do something like RAIDZ2 with 10 or so disks, then on guest operating systems, if I use a filesystem like ext3/4, will the guest filesystem be as safe as if it were also using ZFS? The reason I ...
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Cannot set up blueimp jquery upload server for Node using SMF on SmartOS

I set up a node blueimp jquery file upload server on a Joyent cloud SmartOS SmartMachine (nodejs 13.1.0) instance. It works fine if I manually start it using the command ...
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How to make Solaris rescan disk info after hotswap?

I'm running a SmartOS-based ZFS NAS, with a bunch of SATA disks directly connected to the logic board (no fancy disk controller / backplane or anything). A 1.5 TB disk in my zpool recently failed. ...
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On SmartOS how to tell if process was killed for OOM

A daemon process of mine gets killed almost immediately, as soon as it starts receiving requests. The application log has absolutely no error output, even when I try to run it in foreground. I have ...
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SmartOS Virtualization with one public IP address

Is it possible? (title of this question) Googling Virtualization with one public IP address yields nothing useful What I have: SmartOS on a dedicated server. Dedicated server has one public IP ...
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SmartOS - install a native compatible OS

I want to create a blank smart machine in SmartOS, not a KVM VM, and install from ISO. Is this possible? Most docs I can find is about setting up VMs in KVM. I want to install an OS such as Illumos ...
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How do I force a specific MTU for only certain TCP ports?

Background I have a set of embedded hardware deployed in the field. These remote machines connect back to my servers at AWS running Ubuntu and I use the iptables mangle chain to lower the MTU to 500 ...
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Cleaning log files on Solaris for a service manifest

I have a service manifest on Solaris (Smart OS actually) and I would like to periodically clean its log files either automatically or manually without shutting down the server. My log is here: ...
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Can a daemon running under smf on SmartOs have a memory cap

Can I set a memory limit on a daemon running under smf on Joyent SmartOS? I have a logging process that seems to balloon after cpu time gets above 100. I only have small instances (512Mb), it would ...
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ZFS pool created with ZFS on Linux, usable by SmartOS?

I have a Linux server running libvirt + KVM which I am thinking of migrating to SmartOS. The server has a ZFS pool created with ZFS on Linux, where the KVM guests are stored (as ZVOLs). My question ...
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Upgrade provisioned Joyent SmartMachine

I am currently running a provisioned Joyent SmartMachine base64 version 1.8.2 with some standard software (apache, php) installed. Is ist possible to make an upgrade to a newer version (for example ...
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SmartOS admin interface / dhcp not working on new Supermicro server

I'm trying to install SmartOS on a new Supermicro server (SYS-6027R-N3RF4+). When I get to the screen to setup the admin interface, I see 4 interfaces, e.g., ifbg0, ifbg1, ... The status of these ...
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Supermicro SmartOS setup issue with HDDs

I'm trying to setup SmartOS on my new Supermicro server (SYS-6027R-N3RF4+). I have 8 HDDs + 2 SSDs installed in the hot-swappable drive bays. I have not configured the Intel RAID controller on the ...
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Install Neo4j via Maven

Neo4j says I can install Neo4j via Maven by adding it to my build: <dependency> <groupId>org.neo4j</groupId> <artifactId>neo4j</artifactId> ...
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How to change the timezone for a SmartOS Global Zone?

The SmartOS Global Zone defaults to the UTC timezone. I'd like to schedule some cron jobs, and I'd like them to automatically follow daylight saving time changes, without requiring me to manually ...
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How to run munin-node on SmartOS Global Zone?

I'd like to run munin-node on my SmartOS Global Zone, to remotely monitor hardware and software status. I've tried pkgin in munin-node-1.4.5, but installation fails because it can't create the munin ...
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SmartOS reboots spontaneously

I run a SmartOS system on a Hetzner EX4S (Intel Core i7-2600, 32G RAM, 2x3Tb SATA HDD). There are six virtual machines on the host: [root@10-bf-48-7f-e7-03 ~]# vmadm list UUID ...
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smartOS HPC config suggestion

I'm configuring a brand new HPC server and am interested in using SmartOS because of it's virtualization control and zfs features. Does this configuration make sense for a SmartOS HPC, or would you ...
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Why is SMF manifest losing configuration data when exported on SmartOS?

I'm running a server process under SMF (Server Management Facility) on Joyent's Base64 1.8.1 SmartOS image. For those not aqauinted with SmartOS, it is a cloud-based distribution of IllumOS with KVM. ...
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Joyent SmartOS what exactly is it?? Does it run Linux Apps? [closed]

I've been reading on Joyent's SmartOS, what is it exactly I read something about it being KVM. With one article saying it could run windows, linux and OpenSolaris because its based on a project which ...
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hosting iscsi on smartos

I am trying to get back into the unix game for some storage projects we have got going. We would love to use joyents smartos (based on illumos) for that. Working with it is a real joy (setting up vms ...