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New Video: Running Without a ZFS Root Pool

(Apologies to Bill for this taking so long! I was hoping to find a way to improve the audio quality, but… I didn’t.) At ZFS Day, Bill Pijewski: One of the main design principles of ZFS is merging the management of physical volumes with individual filesystems. Instead of relying on an underlying volume manager, ZFS […]

SmartOS News: Jan 17, 2013

SCALE 11x, LA Hilton, Feb 22-24: Yes, we’ll be there! We’ll be running nodestack Day on Friday, Feb 22 – a chance to get your hands on a Joyent SmartMachine and learn why the nodestack is where you want to be deploying your apps. And Brendan will be speaking on Linux Performance Analysis and Tools (yes, […]

SmartOS News: Dec 31, 2012

Blog moved to SmartOS, but what’s the point of SmartOS really? – “It’s quite simple: performance. Running SmartOS I’m using operating system-level virtualization.” SmartOS on Multi-Socket and the ACPI SRAT – “The ACPI SRAT describes the topology and nature of the processors and memory in your system. With it SmartOS can perform dynamic optimizations of memory […]

ZFS Performance Analysis and Tools

Brendan Gregg‘s talk at ZFS Day. The performance of the file system, or disks, is often the target of blame, especially in multi-tenant cloud environments. At Joyent we deploy a public cloud on ZFS-based systems, and frequently investigate performance with a wide variety of applications in growing environments. This talk is about ZFS performance observability, […]

SmartOS News: Dec 13, 2012

.@brendangregg announces his forthcoming new book: “Systems Performance – Enterprise and the Cloud” due in 2013 from Prentice Hall #LISA12 – @JoyentSmartOS Submit your #SmartOS or #DTrace questions to instructor @mrbruning for his new weekly column Bruning Questions. Thinking Methodically about Performance – “Performance issues can be complex and mysterious, providing little or no clue to their […]

SmartOS News: Dec 12, 2012

Bruning Questions: “A few weeks back, while teaching a SmartOS Internals class, a few of the students had an interesting suggestion for me. It was either Sam Zaydel from Racktop, or one of the Voxer guys @superxero3 or @papertigerss that asked me to do a weekly tweet showing a use of mdb, DTrace, or something […]

SmartOS News: Dec 6, 2012

PXE Booting SmartOS from Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS – “…Given these instructions you should be able to have a PXE booted SmartOS within an hour including installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS under VirtualBox.” – Alain O’Dea SmartOS and the global zone – “One of the most common issues new users of SmartOS face is understanding […]

Making the Impossible Possible: Disposable Staging Environments At Scale

Eric Sproul of OmniTI speaks on ZFS Day How does one go about running intensive business-intelligence (BI) database queries on rapidly changing data? We found ourselves pondering this question while helping Etsy do periodic reporting on their massive BI database. We harnessed the power of ZFS to create lightweight, yet writable, clones of production […]

ZFS Day Videos

ZFS State of the Union Matt Ahrens’ overview on the state of open ZFS, at ZFS Day. ZFS Day Panel: The State of ZFS on… A panel covering the state of ZFS on Linux, FreeBSD, illumos, and more, moderated by Deirdré Straughan with Matt Ahrens, Justin Gibbs, Will Andrews, Don Brady, Brian Behlendorf

SmartOS News: Nov 1, 2012

For all those who asked: “Hey! Where can I get that cool SmartOS coffee mug?” – now you can order it yourself! Enhanced OS Virtualization for the Cloud – Jerry Jelinek at illumos Day (video) Our DTrace scripts for NFS server, ZFS, and iSCSI initiator monitoring – ” I’ve built up a collection of DTrace scripts for […]