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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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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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SMB shares using OmniOS, zones and ZFS

    

OmniOS / Illumos provides a native way to expose data stored on ZFS using the SMB / CIFS protocol. Furthemore, using zones limits the attack surface of a server ; or a least, the impact of a compromised service. Long story short: I replaced my UFS+Samba shares with ZFS+Solarish.

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Discovering Omnios Server

    

Doing some tidying in my network, computers and VPS collection, I went looking for a piece of software that could be used : at home, as a file server, a backup server and a VM lab. at colloc, as an hypervisor. After looking at SmartOS , I tried OmniOS . It is also based on Illumos . The notes go here.

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