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

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

In order to run node apps on SmartOS, I have been creating SMF manifests in order to run them as services, which is much like using Upstart on Linux. With a manifest properly in place,…

  • SmartOS , SMF , node.js

I recently discovered that SmartOS includes a package for the zsh shell. I installed it with: $ pkgin install zsh Coming from a Linux background I attempted a chsh command, which failed since this command is…

  • SmartOS , zsh