Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:51 UTC, submitted by Chris Brentano
OSNews, Generic OSes Joyent recently announced and released SmartOS. From their site, "SmartOS is comprised of the Illumos kernel (with ZFS, DTrace, OS-level virtualization and next-generation KVM) with BSD package management and a GNU toolchain." They've posted the source on GitHub and a live ISO is available for download as well.
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Now what...
by phildidit on Wed 17th Aug 2011 20:03 UTC
phildidit
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2011-05-18

...so I'm root in SmartOS at the commandline. I'm not feeling very smart. How does one install another operating system instance in KVM? Since node.js is supposed to be part of this, is there a web-based provisioning interface? Links to faqs or blogs would be great. Thx!

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RE: Now what...
by phoenix on Wed 17th Aug 2011 20:47 UTC in reply to "Now what..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

There's plenty of guides on using KVM on the Internet. The command-line isn't that hard to use. And it's very easy to script (I even wrote up a kvmctl script and config file format for KVM that was going to be included in Debian; then libvirt matured enough to replace it).

The blog post mentions they have libvirt support, so if you really want a GUI, you should be able to install virt-manager and use that.

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RE[2]: Now what...
by phildidit on Thu 18th Aug 2011 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Now what..."
phildidit Member since:
2011-05-18

@phoenix...so, turn up some storage (zfs), load the iso images, build the kvm instances, run the kvm instances, profit!

Edited 2011-08-18 11:29 UTC

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RE: Now what...
by deirdre on Wed 17th Aug 2011 21:05 UTC in reply to "Now what..."
deirdre Member since:
2011-08-17

We're a little behind schedule on docs and FAQs, but please start here: http://smartos.org/2011/08/17/smartos-technical-faqs/ ... and more is on the way.

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RE[2]: Now what...
by fithisux on Thu 18th Aug 2011 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Now what..."
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Congratulations guys. I used node.js and was a pleasure. Hopefully the same can be said for SmartOS. I wish you good luck.

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RE[2]: Now what...
by phildidit on Thu 18th Aug 2011 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Now what..."
phildidit Member since:
2011-05-18

thx deirdre...startups are always fun and there's always more to do than people and time available...good luck!

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by FunkyELF on Thu 18th Aug 2011 12:58 UTC
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2006-07-26

Read this a couple days ago... a pretty good read for the register.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/15/kvm_hypervisor_ported_to_so...

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