Fifteen years ago, I initiated a time-honored tradition among my colleagues in kernel development at Sun: shortly after the first of every year, we would get together at our favorite local restaurant to form predictions for the coming year. We made one-year, three-year and six-year predictions for both our technologies and more broadly for the industry.
When looking back on 2014 from an infrastructure perspective, it’s hard not to have one word on the lips: Docker.
We built DTrace to solve problems; at the start, the problems we understood best were our own. In the Solaris Kernel Group we started by instrumenting the kernel and system calls, the user/kernel boundary. Early use required detailed knowledge of kernel internals. As DTrace use grew—within the team, in Sun and then beyond—we extended DTrace to turn every function and every instruction in user programs into probes. We added stable points of instrumentation both in the kernel and in user-land so that no deep knowledge of program or kernel internals would be required.
Hi there! No time, no see… but I’m back for a good reason! Packt publishing released its SUPER PROMO: $5 E-Book Bonanza! This means that you can buy many titles about many topics for just $5! It´s a festive campaign that will go from 18th December to 6th January. Don’t...
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I have been looking at Derived Manifest recently so that I can have one manifest to control the installation of Oracle Solaris 11.2 FCS on our dual boot desktops.
A quick blog entry about getting Solaris PXE boot working with Microsoft Windows DHCP server. I was always told it was easy but I never managed to get it to working even though a lot of people I talked to had it working.
The problem was that our network was not correctly configured for PXEbooting. Problem was our network need PortFast enable (Good Ref: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and PortFast).
Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestration software that runs the Joyent public cloud; we have used it for the better half of a decade to run on-the-metal OS containers — securely and at scale.
I've decided that human languages suck. Some suck worse than others though, so I thought I'd write up a guide. You can take this as "your language sucks if...", or perhaps a better view might be "your program sucks if you make assumptions this breaks..."