SmartOS training from Joyent!

SmartOS News: Dec 21, 2012

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Whatever and whenever you celebrate, Joyent and I wish you a happy winter holiday! Or summer, if you’re in Australia or New Zealand or… happy whatever! – Deirdré

Training from Joyent!

I will soon be scheduling the following courses in New York City, probably from mid-February:

Cost is $750 per student per day. If you might be interested in attending any of these, please write to me, and I’ll let you know when registration becomes available.



  • The USE Method: SmartOS Performance Checklist – “In this post, I’ll provide an example of a USE-based metric list for use within a SmartOSSmartMachine (Zone), such as those provided by the Joyent Public Cloud. These use the illumoskernel, and so this list should also be mostly relevant for OmniOS Zones, and to a lesser degree (due to some missing features) Solaris Zones. This is primarily intended for users of the zones. For the system administrators of the physical systems (via the Global Zone), also see the Solaris checklist, which has greater visibility.” – Brendan Gregg
  • Bruning Questions: How To DTrace poll(2) System Calls - “I received a question from Mohamed A. Khalfella (@khalfella) about a DTrace script he wrote to trace poll(2) system calls. Basically, his script was not working, and he wanted to know why not.” – Max Bruning
  • USENIX LISA ’12 – “I have attended/worked the USENIX LISA conferences since 2008…” – Deirdré Straughan
  • Bruning Questions: LAMP stack on Joyent SmartOS – “This week, I’ll show how to set up a LAMP stack on a Linux virtual machine in the Joyent Public Cloud, and the equivalent on a SmartMachine running in a SmartOS virtualized instance.” – Max Bruning
  • Installing CFEngine on a Joyent Cloud smartmachine – Khushil Dep
  • Basic network security for your joyent smartmachine - Khushil Dep
  • TURTLES FROM THE BOTTOM UP – SMARTOS/SDC NETWORKING (PART 1) – “Networking is a complex realm with different requirements for those coming from a user perspective to those from an operations background. Since SmartOS and SDC are designed primarily to be deployed by those with knowledge of data center operations and networking, it can be confusing to those coming from other fields. Through this blog post I hope to explain some of this lower-level stuff so that you can get a good idea of how to do things sanely with SmartOS.” – Scott McWhirter
  • SmartOS for cranky Solaris People - “I needed to customize SmartOS to mitigate their knee jerk reaction of disdain for anything non Solaris and change.”


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