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Migrate a FreeBSD bhyve virtual machine to OmniOS

    

I have a home lab running FreeBSD bhyve hypervisor and a collo server running OmniOS. From time to time, I migrate some VMs from one to the other. It is very simple when using ZFS and sharing a compatible bhyve implementation.

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ZFS encryption and notification service on OmniOS

    

I have a Dell server in a colo. It (will) hosts some virtual machines and (private) data. And because trust does not exclude control (on your data), I do encrypt (at rest) some of the storage.

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Configure OmniOS to use an authenticated SMTP relay (smarthost)

    

All my servers use an SMTP relay to communicate via email. I have setup “service” accounts that they use to authenticate themselves on a smarthost. My OmniOS server is no exception.

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Remotely install OmniOS on a Dell R620

    

I rent a Dell R620 in a colo and decided I would install and run OmniOS on it. But it is hosted in a remote country and I can’t simply plug the install media in the DVD or USB port. So let’s go for a remote installation.

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Dealing with USB Storage devices on OmniOS

    

I want to deal with flash, SSD and SATA drives connected to a ThinkPad A485 using its USB ports. This is my cheatsheet based on Managing USB Mass Storage Devices on Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

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