Archive for August, 2013

OmniOS PXE Server for SmartOS

It is useful to have a variety of options for host operating systems to run fundamental network services like DHCP and PXE booting. OmniOS is well-suited to that task and is very similar to SmartOS which makes it easy to transition between them. Read more »

Simple Data Service Caching using Job Output in Joyent Manta

Sometimes a job can take quite a while to finish. A nice inherent aspect of Joyent Manta is that it stores the outputs of a job. You can take advantage of that to provide simple caching for a data service. In this article, I demonstrate a simple technique for this using Bash alone. Read more »