Death of a Project

Looking at this page I found it funny that they mentioned my site, but what was really depressing was that none of the other sites loaded anymore. Well, may only host shortened links but it will remain up for the forseeable future.

Getting Bhyve to Behave on OmniOS

I’ve been toying with the idea to run a variant of illumos for my home server for some time now. I started with Joyent’s SmartOS but that is more a specialized install that is geared for running a hypervisor in a datacenter. The best options seemed to be OpenIndiana which I have played with before and OmniOS CE. I decided to go for OmniOS as I saw it had both bhyve support and lx zone support. I have always been a fan of how zones worked in Solaris 10 when I used to use that, which alongside ZFS were some of the “holy crap” features compared to what I had been used to with GNU/Linux. Now, ZFS finally has decent support in most brands of GNU/Linux, but they never got the great zone feature. When using virtualization on my Gentoo machine, I still usually do KVM/QEMU for spinning up a server to use. Zones and the associated utilities make that feel like real caveman stuff.