Plex on SmartOS

Running Plex securely on top of ZFS through the magic of lx branded zones and SmartOS. The nice folks at Plex recently released a version of Plex Media Server for SmartOS and other illumos variants. Actually, half of that statement is a lie. While the…

10 minute read 04 April 2015

Sanity Checking with the pid Provider

I am not crazy right? It has been a while since I posted an entry, so I thought I would type up a short post on some fun with the DTrace pid Provider. I was recently working with stud on SmartOS and I wanted to send the logs off to the syslog facility l…

3 minute read 28 January 2013

Splunk Performance on SmartOS

Debugging splunk performance issues in a live environment. Since joining Voxer to do performance engineering, I have also become the owner of our splunk instances. We rely on splunk heavily to monitor our infrastructure just as most companies do. It i…

9 minute read 19 July 2012