About Mark Slatem

Mark, a self-confessed coffee addict, Sci-fi enthusiast and Nature lover. Found most days perched in front of his Macbook - playing with cool web stuff. He lives in gorgeous Melbourne Australia with his wife and son. When not working he can be found reading a book or strolling on the beach listening to podcasts. Follow @trentster

Posts by Mark Slatem:

vmwebadm – SmartOS management via API

Today I want to talk about SmartOS multi node central management. When building your own SmartOS Cloud ‘s it is imperative to have some kind of central management or “Head Node” that can talk to all your nodes and manage them. The commercial product from Joyent called Smart Data Centre or SDC is what joyent(…)

SmartOS Network boot with PXE

One of the biggest benefits of SmartOS is that it does not require installation on a hard drive. It can be booted off CD, USB  device and over the network with PXE boot. In this article we are going to cover setting up a PXE Boot server that will boot our SmartOS Nodes over the network. Using(…)

SmartOS KVM bare metal migration

Lets get going with part 2 of  the SmartOS Screencast series. In this Screencast Tutorial we will cover: Migrating of any Bare metal or virtual machine to SmartOS using “netcat” and “dd” Demo of an Ubuntu VM migration from Virtualbox. Using a live Linux system rescue CD in order to boot and use the netcat(…)

Fast ZFS Send with Netcat

The general way to send ZFS data sets to remote nodes is normally achieved by sending the ZFS stream through ssh. Example: zfs send  zones/UUID@snapshot  | ssh root@10.10.11.5 zfs recv zones/UUID The down side with this method is that ssh encryption is slow and has significant cpu overhead. You may find yourself in situations where(…)