Migrate KVM SmartOS vm’s to remote Nodes

I am sure some of you are wondering how to migrate or move individual SmartOS Virtual Machines from one SmartOS Server Node to another. This may be necessary in certain situations such as: Backup and Disaster Recovery purposes: In situations that require you have a standby node available with a backup of your running VM’s(…)

SmartOS KVM Screencast – part 1

Lets get going with a SmartOS demo! In the following Screencast Tutorial we will cover:   Editing our JSON payload with settings for a new Virtual Machine. Creating a new KVM Virtual Machine in SmartOS. Copying an ISO image to our new zone to be used for installation of the operating system. Booting our new(…)

SmartOS – Fundamentals

Ready to get started with creating Virtual Machine’s in SmartOS? Not so fast, before we jump in and get started, its important to have a good understanding of some of the fundamental concepts surrounding how SmartOS works and the tools we use to manage the system. Ensuring that a solid understanding of the foundations of SmartOS(…)

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)(…)