Archive for 2013

Setting up 2-Factor Authentication on a SmartMachine (Duo Push)

A simple set of steps to configure 2-Factor authentication on SmartOS using Duo Push. Read more »

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 »

Using Chef with Joyent Compute Service and SmartDataCenter

A random collection of thoughts and tools I use for interacting with Joyent Compute Service and SmartDataCenter and Chef. Read more »

Ubuntu Chef Workstation for Joyent Public Cloud

A jump box in the cloud is nice, but when actively building Chef recipes it is more practical to work from a desktop. In this article I show how to set up a Chef Server in Joyent Public Cloud and use a Ubuntu Desktop as your Chef Workstation. Read more »