For server monitoring I was interested in the log format for Redis. The Redis log format and log levels are not documented so I dug into the source code and this post goes over what…

  • redis , logging

If you're not familiar with the Service Management Facility (SMF) in Solaris and SmartOS (aka Smartmachine), then the man page necessarily the best way to learn it. Here are some helpful hints for using SMF's…

  • SmartOS , Solaris , smf

Over at Axis & Allies .org, the community loves to upload files but my new Digital Ocean instance only has 30GB. The solution: mount an AWS S3 bucket to the filesystem and point the forum…

  • linux , s3 , riofs , upstart , sysops

Around 2010 and 2011 Continuous Deployment (or Continuous Delivery) had a lot of buzz and minimal acceptance. These days continuous deployment is the norm for many organizations and comes highly recommended. It has been proven…

As my adventures with Joyent's SmartOS continue, every so often a little thing will bug me. For example when you provision a SmartOS instance on Joyent, the hostname defaults to the same as the UUID.…

  • SmartOS , Joyent