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

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SmartOS – Basic Setup

What you will need An Intel CPU with VT-x  and EPT support. e.g. Core i3, i5, i7 or newer Xeon’s & Celerons (AMD is not supported yet). If you are not sure check on the Intel site and verify your cpu has support for both VT-x  and EPT. A USB Flash Drive ( 1GB will do just fine)(…)

SmartOS – My journey

Today I want to talk about SmartOS. Before we begin, some background. For the past couple of years I have been exclusively using ZFS as my filesystem of choice primarily for data storage and as virtual machine datastores via NFS network shares for Vmware ESX. I have tested and used  mainly  Solaris based operating systems(…)