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Technical Videos

It hasn’t been quite a year since I published a list of my technical videos, but a lot has changed since then. This is an up-to-date listing of technical videos I have been involved in, one way or another, in the seven years I’ve been working with Solaris, illumos, SmartOS, and related people, technologies, and companies. Read More…

It hasn’t been quite a year since I published a list of my technical videos, but a lot has changed since then. This is an up-to-date listing of technical videos I have been involved in, one way or another, in the seven years I’ve been working with Solaris, illumos, SmartOS, and related people, technologies, and companies. They are listed in reverse chron order by date of the event.

Most of the links go directly to the video hosted on YouTube. blip.tv shut down my account (and many others) last year. I have moved some of those videos to YouTube, and you’ll find them in the list below. Others are listed here; I still have copies and can upload them if there’s something anyone desperately wants.

A handful of the videos below I had nothing to do with, but I list them because they involve people I have filmed a lot, eg Brendan Gregg.

Event: Event Date Title Link Speaker
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 8 # Robert Mustacchi, Max Bruning
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 7 # Kirill Davydychev, Brian Behlendorf
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 6 # George Wilson
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 5 # Adam Leventhal
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 4 # John W Kennedy, Max Grossman, Chris Siden
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 3 # Karyn Ritter, Matt Ahrens
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 2 # “Boris Protopopov
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013-11-18 OpenZFS Developer Summit Part 1 # Matt Ahrens, Chris Siden, Brian Behlendorf, Jurgen
LISA Metrics Workshop (more coming from this!) 2013-11-05 Metrics Workshop at LISA13 – Statistics & Visualizations # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance book launch 2013-10-26 Why a Systems Performance Book? # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance launch 2013-10-26 The Book is Finished # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance launch 2013-10-26 Methodologies & OS Chapters Done # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance launch 2013-10-26 File Systems Chapter Completed # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance launch 2013-10-26 Disks Chapter Done # Brendan Gregg
Systems Performance launch 2013-10-26 Getting Started is the Hardest Part # Brendan Gregg
BayLISA at Joyent 2013-10-17 Systems Performance: Author’s Introduction # Brendan Gregg
Sydney Node Ninjas 2013-09-25 Node.js at Joyent: Debugging Tools and Manta – Part 2 # Josh Clulow
Sydney Node Ninjas 2013-09-25 Node.js at Joyent: Debugging Tools and Manta – Part 1 # Josh Clulow
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Eric Schrock & Adam Leventhal # Eric Schrock & Adam Leventhal
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Robert Mustacchi # Robert Mustacchi
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Max Bruning # Max Bruning
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Keith Wesolowski # Keith Wesolowski
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Sunay Tripathi # Sunay Tripathi
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Kevin Zimmerman # Kevin Zimmerman
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Blake Jones # Blake Jones
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Bill Moore # Bill Moore
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Garrett D’Amore # Garrett D’Amore
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Bryan Cantrill Opening # Bryan Cantrill
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion: Brendan Gregg # Brendan Gregg
3rd Solaris Reunion 2013-09-23 The 3rd Annual Solaris Family Reunion (rough cut) # multiple
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 A Midsummer Night’s System Part 2 # multiple
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 ::gcore # Adam Leventhal
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 Serving up Disaster Porn with Manta # Bryan Cantrill
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 Streams # Isaac Schlueter
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 Baby steps towards a general theory of performance analysis tools # Adam Cath
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 The New Systems Performance # Brendan Gregg
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 A Midsummer Night’s System – Introduction by Bryan Cantrill # Bryan Cantrill
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 Reverse Engineering the Bootloader of Life – an Abacus for Complexity # Chris Hogue
A Midsummer Night’s System 2013-07-31 Kartlytics # Dave Pacheco
OSCON 2013-07-26 Open Source Systems Performance # Brendan Gregg
Velocity 2013-06-19 Stop the Guessing: Performance Methodologies for Production Systems # Brendan Gregg
LSPE 2013-05-23 Building a Monitoring Framework Using DTrace and MongoDB # Dan Kimmel
LSPE 2013-05-23 DTrace # Adam Leventhal
LSPE 2013-05-23 Debugging with DTrace # Max Bruning
LSPE 2013-05-23 Solving Problems with DTrace on Any Platform # Brendan Gregg
ad hoc 2013-04-01 Brendan Writing a Book on Bart # Brendan Gregg 0:00:07
SCaLE 2013-02-24 Linux Systems Performance # Brendan Gregg
CACM 2013-01-24 Thinking Methodically about Performance,… # Brendan Gregg
 
LISA 2012 2012-12-13 Performance Analysis Methodology # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2012-10-15 DevOps Demystified – An introduction to th # Ben Rockwood
illumos Day 2012-10-02 illumos Day: illumos Innovations That Will… # Adam Leventhal
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 Running Without a ZFS Root Pool # Bill Pijewski
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 ZFS Performance Analysis and Tools # Brendan Gregg
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 Making the Impossible Possible: Disposab… # Eric Sproul of OmniTI
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 ZFS Day Panel: The State of ZFS o # Matt Ahrens and panel
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 ZFS State of the Union # Matt Ahrens of Delphix
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 Why 4K? # George Wilson
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 Darwin’s Storage # Jonathan Halstuch
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 Hybrid Storage Pools: Using Disk and Fla… # Adam Leventhal
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 illumos Day: Chris Nelson, Bayard Bell, R… #
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 ZFS Day: Architecting ZFS Solutions UStream # Richard Elling
ZFS Day 2012-10-02 ZFS Day: Justin Gibbs and Will Andrews,… # Justin Gibbs and Will Andrews
illumos Day 2012-10-01 DTracing the Cloud # Brendan Gregg
illumos Day 2012-10-01 The illumos Home Data Center # Dan McDonald of Nexenta
illumos Day 2012-10-01 Enhanced OS Virtualization for the Cloud # Jerry Jelinek
illumos Day 2012-10-01 Building a Business on illumos # Rod Boothby and panel
illumos Day 2012-10-01 SmartOS Operations — Ben Rockwood at # Ben Rockwood
SURGE 2012-09-27 Bryan Cantrill & Brendan Gregg ~ The Real-Time Web in the Real # Bryan Cantrill & Brendan Gregg
SURGE 2012-09-27 David Pacheco ~ When Node.js Goes Wrong. # David Pacheco
BayLISA 2012-08-16 Adding Per-Thread Caching to libumem (footnote) # Bryan Cantrill
BayLISA 2012-08-16 Adding Per-Thread Caching to libumem # Robert Mustacchi
BayLISA 2012-08-16 SmartOS: An SA Primer # Ben Rockwood
BayLISA 2012-08-16 Introduction to SmartOS # Bryan Cantrill
BayLISA 2012-08-16 SmartOS ZFS Architecture # Bill Pijewski
BayLisa at Joyent 2012 2012-08-16 DTrace in the Non-Global Zone # Bryan Cantrill
FISL, July 2012 2012-07-28 Introduction to Git # Randal Schwartz
FISL, July 2012 2012-07-28 Performance Analysis: The USE Method HD # Brendan Gregg
FISL, July 2012 2012-07-28 Using Video to Communicate Technology HD # Deirdré Straughan FISL, July 2012 2012-07-27 Corporate Open Source Anti-Patterns: Doi… HD # Bryan Cantrill
NOSIG 2012-07-12 Max Bruning at NOSIG HD # Max Bruning
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 illumos Hardware Support # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 illumos Technologies for Embedded Systems # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 Packaging in illumos # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 SVLUG Comparative Operating Systems … 1st hour # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 Virtualization and the Future of illumo # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 Why You Need ZFS # Bryan Cantrill SVLUG May 2,012 2012-05-02 illumos Key Technologies # Bryan Cantrill
SVLUG May 2012 2012-05-02 SVLUG Comparative Operating Systems… 2nd hour # Bryan Cantrill
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – DTrace and Erlang # Scott Fritchie
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – DTrace on FreeBSD # Ryan Stone
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – ZFS Provider # Matt Ahrens
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – DTrace in node.js # Mark Cavage
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – DTrace on Linux # Kris Van Hees
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – More Visualizations # Richard Elling
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – Visualizations # Brendan Gregg
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – Visualizations, Enabling… # Theo Schlossnagle
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – Clang Parser for DTrace # John Thompson
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – Control Flow & Langua… # Eric Schrock
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012- Dynamic Translators # Dave Pacheco
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012- User-Level CTF # Adam Leventhal
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – DTrace State of the Union # Bryan Cantrill
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 2012 – Setting the Agenda # Bryan Cantrill
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 A Carousel of DTrace # various
dtrace.conf 2012 2012-04-03 dtrace.conf 12 – Barriers to DTrace Adoption # Jarod Jenson
ad hoc 2012-03-30 Converting Virtual Appliance Packages for # Orlando Vazquez
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 4 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 5 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 5 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 1 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 2 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Developing for illumos – 3 HD # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor – 1 # Robert Mustacchi
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor – 2 # Robert Mustacchi
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor – 3 # Robert Mustacchi
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor – 4 # Robert Mustacchi
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-22 Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor – 5 # Robert Mustacchi
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-21 Performance Analysis: new tools and co 4 # Brendan Gregg
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-21 Performance Analysis: new tools and co 3 # Brendan Gregg
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-21 Performance Analysis: new tools and co 2 # Brendan Gregg
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-21 Performance Analysis: new tools and co 1 # Brendan Gregg
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-20 Experiences Starting an Open Source Ope… 1 # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-20 Experiences Starting an Open Source Ope… 2 # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-20 Experiences Starting an Open Source Ope… 3 # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-20 Experiences Starting an Open Source Ope… 4 # Garrett D’Amore
SCALE, Jan 2012 2012-01-20 Experiences Starting an Open Source Ope… 4 # Garrett D’Amore
ad hoc 2012-01-15 Getting Optimum Sound from a Consumer Camcorder # Deirdré Straughan
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 ZFS Feature Flags – Part 2 HD # Delphix
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 ZFS Feature Flags – Part 3 HD # Delphix
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 ZFS Backwards Compatibility Testing with … HD # Delphix
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 ZFS Code Comments HD # Bryan Cantrill
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 Testing ZFS in illumos # Delphix
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 The Future of LibZFS – Part 3 HD # Matt Ahrens
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 The Future of LibZFS Part 1 HD # Matt Ahrens
illumos user group Jan 2,012 2012-01-10 The Future of LibZFS, Part 2 HD # Matt Ahrens
illumos user group Jan 2012 2012-01-10 ZFS Feature Flags – Part 1 HD # Delphix
USENIX LISA 2011 2011-12-08 Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos # Bryan Cantrill
USENIX LISA 2011 2011-12-07 The DevOps Transformation # Ben Rockwood
ad hoc 2011-11-15 The DTrace Book and Solaris 11 # Brendan Gregg 0:04:16
Solaris Family Reunion 2011-10-04 Solaris Family Reunion # Bryan Cantrill
Solaris Family Reunion at Joyent, Oct 2011 2011-10-04 Solaris Family Reunion # Bryan Cantrill 0:20:36
(Sun) 2011-10-02 The DTrace Book # Brendan Gregg
(Sun) 2011-10-02 The DTrace Book and Solaris 11 # Brendan Gregg
Surge 2011 2011-09-29 Building a Real-Time Cloud Analytics Service with Node.js # Bryan Cantrill
at Joyent 2011-07-15 Computing History with Bryan Cantrill # Bryan Cantrill
at Joyent 2011-07-15 Computing History with Bryan Cantrill Part 2 # Bryan Cantrill
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 1 # various
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 2 # various
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 3 # various
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 4 # various
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 5 # various
illumos user group 2011-06-15 Illumos Meetup 6 # various
Velocity 2011-06-15 The Best of Velocity – Instrumenting the real-time web: Node.js, DTrace and the Robinson Projection # Bryan Cantrill
at Joyent 2011-06-07 MySQL Query Latency with DTrace 1 # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-07 MySQL Query Latency with DTrace 2 # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-07 MySQL Query Latency with DTrace 3 # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-07 MySQL Query Latency with DTrace 4 # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-07 MySQL Query Latency with DTrace 5 # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-03 Cloud Analytics Advanced Visualization # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-03 Cloud Analytics Basic Visualization # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-06-03 Cloud Analytics Ease of Use # Brendan Gregg
2011-06-03 Cloud Analytics Definitions and Context # Brendan Gregg
BayLISA 2011-05-19 BayLISA 2011-05-19: Brendan Gregg on Dynamic Tracing and DTrace # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-05-15 SmartDataCenter Performance Disk IO Throttling for Optimal Performance # Bill Pijewski
at Joyent 2011-05-15 Visualizing Latency with Heatmaps # Dave Pacheco
at Joyent 2011-04-25 vmstat All the Fields # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-25 vmstat Scope # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-24 vmstat Key Fields # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-15 mpstat Digging Deeper # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-15 mpstat All the Fields # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-15 mpstat Key Fields # Brendan Gregg
at Joyent 2011-04-15 uptime Load Averages # Brendan Gregg
Vancouver, Jan 2011 2011-01-15 SmartOS Diskless Boot # Bryan Cantrill
USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-11 Visualizations for Performance Analysis (and More) – USENIX copy # Brendan Gregg
Solaris Summit at USENIX LISA 2,010 2010-11-10 Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09: RAC in Zones & Quorum Monitoring #
Solaris Summit at USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-10 IPS Part 3 # Bart Smaalders 0:23:02
Solaris Summit at USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-10 IPS Part 2 # Bart Smaalders 0:30:15
Solaris Summit at USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-10 New Security Features in Oracle Solaris 11 Express # Glenn Faden
USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-10 DTrace BoF at LISA10 Part 2 # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro 0:25:35
USENIX LISA 2010 2010-11-10 DTrace BoF at LISA10 # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro
OOW 2010 2010-10-15 How to Build Better Applications with DTra… # Brendan Gregg
OOW 2010 2010-10-15 How to Build Better Applications with DTrace # Brendan Gregg
San Francisco 2010-10-15 System Duty Cycle Scheduling Class # George Wilson
San Francisco 2010-10-15 ZFS Pool Split # George Wilson
San Francisco 2010-10-15 Triple Parity RAID-Z # George Wilson
Menlo Park 2010-09-07 Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 Release #
KVM Conf 2011 2010-08-15 Experiences Porting KVM to SmartOS # Bryan Cantrill
MPK 2010-08-15 Solaris History: Crystal Springs and Teleg # Bryan Cantrill
MPK 2010-08-15 Solaris History: Muir Woods Conference R… # Bryan Cantrill
MPK 2010-08-15 DTrace and ZBall HD # Bryan Cantrill
MPK 2010-08-15 Solaris History: The Marker Game # Bryan Cantrill illumos launch Aug 2010 2010-08-04 illumos: Forking is Healthy # Bryan Cantrill 0:00:22
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Securing Networked Services # Sanjeev Bagewadi
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 The Problems Solaris Solves – 1 Managing File Systems Effectively # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 The Problems Solaris Solves – 2 – Monitoring and Managing Networks # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 The Problems Solaris Solves – 3 – Zones # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 The Problems Solaris Solves – 4 – Diagnosing Live Systems with DTrace # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Diagnosing Live Systems with DTrace # Brian Leonard Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Observing Your App and Everything Else it Runs on Using DTrace # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Observing Your App and Everything Else it Runs on Using DTrace 2 # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-1-About Solaris # Brian Leonard Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-2-Where is Everything? # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-3-Users # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-4-Managing Software # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-5-System Services # Brian Leonard
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-6-Networking # Brian Leonard Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010-03-25 Getting Started with Solaris-7-Device Names & File Systems # Brian Leonard
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 LUN Alignment # Roch Bourbonnais 0:03:31
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 Performance Instrumentation Counters # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro, Roch Bourbonnais
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 Performance Instrumentation Counters-2 # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro, Roch Bourbonnais
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 Performance: Experimentation # Brendan Gregg
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 Performance: Interrupts # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro, Roch Bourbonnais
Perf Talks at Sun 2010-03-15 Performance: The Not a Problem Problem # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro, Roch Bourbonnais
Menlo Park 2010-03-09 ZFS Dynamic LUN Expansion # George Wilson
San Francisco 2010-03-01 DTrace book intro # Brendan Gregg, Jim Mauro
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Rethinking Passwords – Part 2 of 2 # Bill Cheswick
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Hardware-Based Isolation and Security for Virtual Machine Network # Sunay Tripathi
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Solaris Security Overview # Darren Moffat
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Solaris Security Overview Part 2 of 2 # Darren Moffat
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Thin Client Delivery for the Enterprise # Dennis Maher
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2,009 2009-11-05 Solaris Security Summit 09 ZFS Crypto 2 # Darren Moffatt
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Solaris Security Summit Introduction # Kathy Jenks 0:03:16
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 OpenSolaris User Groups # Harry Foxwell
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Rethinking Passwords # Bill Cheswick
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Trusted Extensions & Demo # Glenn Faden
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Kerberos Authentication for Web Security #
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Multilevel Cluster # Ellard Roush
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Protecting Services with Built-In Solaris Security Features # Christoph Schuba
Solaris Security Summit at USENIX LISA Nov 2009 2009-11-05 Solaris Security Summit 09 ZFS Crypto 1 # Darren Moffatt
USENIX LISA 2009 2009-11-05 Ben Rockwood & Deirdré Straughan: A Conversation at LISA ’09 # Ben Rockwood & Deirdré Straughan
USENIX LISA 2009 2009-11-05 ZFS in the Trenches Part 1 # Ben Rockwood
FROSUG 2009-10-29 Little Shop Of Performance Horrors Part 1 # Brendan Gregg
FROSUG 2009-10-29 Little Shop Of Performance Horrors Part 2 # Brendan Gregg
FROSUG 2009-10-29 Little Shop Of Performance Horrors Part 3 # Brendan Gregg
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 Using DTrace for Gnome Performance Analysis # Krishnan Parthasarathi
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 Network Virtualisation Using Crossbow Technology # Uros Nedic 0:21:58
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 Network Virtualisation Using Crossbow Technology 2 # Uros Nedic
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 Implementing a simple SMF Service: Lessons learned # Constantin Gonzalez
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 Implementing a simple SMF Service: Lessons learned – part 2 # Constantin Gonzalez
OSDEVCON, Dresden 2009-10-28 ZFS Internal Structures # Ulrich Graf
OOW 2009-10-15 Oracle E-Business Suite on Sun Blades #
OOW 2009 2009-10-15 Optimizing and Managing Simulation Runs with Intel Flash and Oracle and MSC Software # 0:06:32
LIBR, Tulsa 2009-09-03 Neuroimaging Storage Landscape # Alex Barclay
OSCON 2009 2009-07-24 DTracing Your Website # Sriram? 0:22:36
OpenSolaris Security BoF, OSCON 2009 2009-07-23 OpenSolaris Security: Q&A #
OpenSolaris Security BoF, OSCON 2009 2009-07-23 OpenSolaris Security: Solaris Privileges # Scott Rotondo
OpenSolaris Security BoF, OSCON 2009 2009-07-23 OpenSolaris Security: Security and Solaris Containers # Glenn Faden
OpenSolaris Security BoF, OSCON 2009 2009-07-23 OpenSolaris Security: The Cryptographic Framework # Valerie Fenwick
KCA 2009-07-15 Device Drivers for OpenSolaris Part 2 # John Sonnenschein
KCA 2009-07-15 Device Drivers for OpenSolaris Part 1 # John Sonnenschein
KCA 2009-07-15 ZFS- The Next Word Part 4 # Bill Moore, Jeff Bonwick
KCA 2009-07-15 ZFS- The Next Word Part 1 # Bill Moore, Jeff Bonwick
KCA 2009-07-15 ZFS The Next Word Part 6 # Bill Moore, Jeff Bonwick
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Device Drivers for OpenSolaris Part 2 # John Sonnenschein
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Device Drivers for OpenSolaris Part 1 # John Sonnenschein
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS- The Next Word Part 4 # Bill Moore & Jeff Bonwick
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS- The Next Word Part 1 # Bill Moore & Jeff Bonwick
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS The Next Word Part 6 # Bill Moore & Jeff Bonwick
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS the Next Word Part 2 # Jeff Bonwick & Bill Moore 0:09:52
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA: Panel Discussion on ZFS 2 # Jeff Bonwick, Bill Moore, Pavel
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Hardware & Software Fault Management Architecture # Gavin Maltby
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Debugging and Diagnosing Interesting Kernel Problems # Pramod Batni
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 How to survive as an Aussie Kernel Engineer # Brendan Gregg
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Kernel Conference Australia: Panel Discussion on ZFS # Jeff Bonwick, Bill Moore, Pavel
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Secure Software Engineering / In-Kernel Security # ” Cristina Cifuentes, James Morris, and Fernando
Gont “
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Porting USB HID Device Drivers Between … # Max Bruning
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS the Next Word Part 3 # Jeff Bonwick & Bill Moore
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 ZFS the Next Word Part 5 # Jeff Bonwick & Bill Moore
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Panel discussion Secure #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 Kernel Conference Australia Closing – James McPherson # James McPherson
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Finding bugs in Open Source #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Crossbow for OpenSolaris Developers #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA David Gwynne # David Gwynne
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Nehalem and Solaris # Sherry Moore
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Percy #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Results of a Security… #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA DTrace Round Table #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 x86 Fast Reboot and Panic Reboot # Sherry Moore
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Linux Kernel Security Overview #
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Boomer # Garrett D’Amore
Kernel Conference Australia 2009-07-15 KCA Pawel on GEOM # Pawel
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Probing Database Applications with DTrace 2 # Robert Lor
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 ZFS and COMSTAR # Scott Tracy, Dan Maslowski
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 OpenSolaris Secure Deployment # Christoph Schuba
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Built-in Virtualization for OpenSolaris: Containers, Sun Logical Domains (LDOMs), and xen # Jerry Jelinek
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Measuring Performance with Sun Studio Tools # Marty Itztowitz
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Probing Database Applications with DTrace 1 # Robert Lor
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Becoming a ZFS Ninja Part 1 # Ben Rockwood
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Becoming a ZFS Ninja Part 2 # Ben Rockwood
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Solaris Device Drivers # Max Bruning
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Solaris Device Drivers Part 2 # Max Bruning
Community One 2009 2009-06-01 Solaris Device Drivers 2 # Max Bruning
CommunityOne East 2009-03-18 Becoming an OpenSolaris Power User # Nick Solter
Open Storage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 Open Storage & ZFS in a Linux World 2 # SmugMug’s Don MacAskill
Open Storage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 Nexenta, Open Storage, and Commercial … # Anil Gulecha
Open Storage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 Open Storage & ZFS in a Linux World 1 # SmugMug’s Don MacAskill
Open Storage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 ZFS, Cache and Flash # Adam Leventhal of Delphix
OpenStorage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 Storage Re-Provisioning with COMSTAR # Mike LaSpina
OpenStorage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 Storage FMA # Eric Schrock
OpenStorage Summit 2009 2009-02-23 SETI For The People: Addressing the Challenge of Massive Data Sharing # Tucker Bradford
Grenoble 2009-01-10 Performance of the Hybrid Storage Pool # Nick, Roch Bourbonnais
Sun London Office, Jan 2009 2009-01-07 ZFS Discovery Day Total Cost of Ownership # Graham Scattergood 0:09:09
Sun London Office, Jan 2009 2009-01-07 ZFS Discovery Day: Demo # Paul Needle 0:29:17
Sun London Office, Jan 2009 2009-01-07 ZFS Discovery Day: Demo pt 2 # Paul Needle 0:27:46
Sun London Office, Jan 2009 2009-01-07 ZFS Discovery Day: Understanding the Technology # Tim
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 1 # Richard Elling
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 2 # Richard Elling
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 3 # Richard Elling
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 4 # Richard Elling
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 5 # Richard Elling
USENIX LISA 2008-11-05 ZFS Workshop at LISA 2008 Part 6 # Richard Elling
Fishworks launch, Sept 2008 2008-09-15 Talking Open Storage with OurStage # Alex Plant 0:09:32
Fishworks launch, Sept 2008 2008-09-15 Talking Open Storage with OurStage – 2 # Alex Plant 0:06:59
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 5 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 1 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 7 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 5 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 Storage in the Cloud: Open Storage Summit Ben Rockwood Keynote # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 Interview with Paddy Srinivasan of Zmanda # Mark Johnson, Paddy Srinivasan
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 Flash Performance in Storage Systems # Bill Moore
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 2 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 3 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 4 # Ben Rockwood
OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 ZFS in the Trenches Part 6 # Ben Rockwood OpenStorage Summit 2008 2008-09-15 Interview with Evan Powell of Nexenta # Mark Carlson, Evan Powell 0:07:30
SNIA SDC 2008-09-10 ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems Part 1 # Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore
SNIA SDC 2008-09-10 ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems Part 2 # Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore SNIA SDC 2008-09-10 ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems Part 3 # Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore
Bangalore 2008-09-10 The Shopkeeper: A Scalability Story # Sun Bangalore team
OSDevCon 2008, Prague 2008-06-25 Get Involved! Part 1 # Jim Grisanzio
Sun HPC Consortium 2008-06-15 Intelligent Storage # Harriet Coverston 0:14:28
Sun HPC Consortium 2008-06-15 Prasad Pai at HPC Consortium # Prasad Pai
Open Source Grid & Cluster Conference 2008-05-18 Open Source Grid & Cluster Conference: Voice of the Community BoF # OpenSolaris Summit 2008 2008-05-04 GoGames at the Open Solaris Developers’ Summit 2008 #
Community One 2008 2008-05-01 COMSTAR # Peter Buckingham 0:37:57
Community One 2008 2008-05-01 The Open Storage Revolution # Jeff Bonwick
SNW 2008-04-15 Talking About COMSTAR at SNW # Jeff Cheeney
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 6:21pm #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 7:25pm – Apple Port of D… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 drace.conf 2008 2:12pm – War Stories #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 11:29am, NFSv3 and iS… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 11:44am, DTrace for h… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 11:54am #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 12:48pm #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 2:07pm – DTracing a So… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 2:22pm, Benoit Chaffan… # Benoit Chaffanjon
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 3:01pm, Erlang (contin… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 3:13pm, Instrumenting … #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 – 9:41am, Opening #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 1:03pm – Zones & DTrace #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 1:58 pm – Jarod Jenson # Jarod Jenson
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 10:42am – Setting the Ag… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 11:17am – Demos #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 12:40pm – VMWare VPro… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 2:52pm – Erlang #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 3:43pm – HotSpot Runt… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 4:24pm – PostgreSQL: L… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 4:44pm – PostgreSQL P… #
dtrace.conf 2008 2008-04-15 dtrace.conf 2008 5:09pm – Distributed DTr… #
FAST 2008 2008-02-01 Filebench Architecture # Drew Wilson 0:22:54
SNIA Storage Security Summit 2008-01-15 eDiscovery # Steven Teppler
SNIA Winter Symposium 2008-01-15 SNIA EPA Green Storage Workshop – 1 #
SNIA Winter Symposium 2008-01-15 SNIA EPA Green Storage Workshop – 2 #
SNIA Winter Symposium 2008-01-15 SNIA EPA Green Storage Workshop – 3 #
SNIA Winter Symposium 2008-01-15 SNIA EPA Green Storage Workshop – 4 #
Sun announcement 2008-01-01 OpenSolaris # Ian Murdock
Broomfield, 2007 2007-08-15 MPxIO # Chris Horne 0:34:53
Broomfield, 2007 2007-08-15 MPxIO 2 # Chris Horne 0:49:25
Broomfield, 2007 2007-08-15 MPxIO 3 # Chris Horne 0:55:42
Broomfield ZFS as a Root File System # Lori Alt 0:32:15
SNIA SDC The Solid-State Storage Revolution # Andy Bechtolsheim
SNW Talking About COMSTAR at SNW #
Sun Broomfield campus, 2009? Interview with Dave Stewart # Jeff Cheeney, Dave Stewart 0:11:27
USENIX FAST 2008 FAST WIP: Filebench # Drew Wilson 0:04:58
Oracle Solaris Developer Tools #
Introducing Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 # Roma Barron
Immutable Service Containers # ?
Introduction to Parallel Programming: Performance Tuning # Ruud van der Pas

The Last of OpenSolaris

The summer of 2010 was largely a painful mess. I had moved to San Francisco in April, and by late May was very ill with a sinus infection that would eventually require months of antibiotics and two procedures to clear out. On the work side, Sun had been bought by Oracle, and we were in Read More…

The summer of 2010 was largely a painful mess. I had moved to San Francisco in April, and by late May was very ill with a sinus infection that would eventually require months of antibiotics and two procedures to clear out. On the work side, Sun had been bought by Oracle, and we were in the throes of a merger that caused enormous pain to most former Sun employees.

I had an office in building 18 of Sun’s Menlo Park (MPK) campus, but I didn’t spend much time there. The building already seemed very empty: whole teams had been laid off, and those remaining preferred to work from home so as not to be constantly reminded of those who were gone.

By midsummer, we knew for sure that MPK would be sold and we’d all be moving to Sun’s Santa Clara offices. As a minor part of preparing for the move, I was asked to clear out 10 or so storage rooms that had belonged to various groups. I was ideal for this assignment: I’m very good at sorting and packing. I also hate waste, so I was anxious to find good homes for as much stuff as possible, though this was a lot more work than just “recycling” it all.

First, I took inventory:

  • Over 3000 t-shirts. Most had been made for OpenSolaris user groups (why were there so many for Poland?!?). We were no longer allowed to give these away outside the company, because the OpenSolaris brand had been “deprecated”.
  • Hundreds of baseball caps, also OpenSolaris-logoed. Ditto.
  • A gigantic shipping pallet full of copies of the OpenSolaris Bible. The information in them was (and is) still useful, but, again – wrong branding.
  • Hundreds of copies of Solaris Internals, Solaris Application Programming, and others, but only 28 of Solaris Performance and Tools – which proved to be the most in-demand of the books.
  • Huge amounts of office supplies, which we gave to a program that gives this stuff to teachers.

There were a few unique items, such as Solaris-logoed boxer shorts. Thousands of plastic license plate frames intended for a dismally-failed promo for the Sun cloud (nothing to do with these but put them in the recycle bin).

^ I found two of these robots in a closet that had belonged to the Java team. Online research showed that they had been part of one of Gosling‘s toy shows at JavaOne some years before. They came home with me; one has since gone on to pursue a career in Hollywood, the other is at the Joyent offices (matches the decor) went to live with Ben Rockwood’s family. I assume that Number 3 still lives with Gosling.

And OpenSolaris-labelled champagne:

I remembered this: it had been served at a party during CommunityOne in 2008. Lynn and I snagged a case of the remainders to take back to our colleagues in Broomfield. The case or so that I later found in a store room in MPK we served at a farewell-to-MPK party in August, 2010.

Making endless trips between buildings with trolleys full of heavy boxes, I consolidated all the books and apparel into one large storage room. Then I advertised within the company to find “buyers.” To my surprise, everyone wanted an OpenSolaris shirt. None had been given out within the company: only people who had attended conferences and user group events had them. Which left out most of the engineers who had actually created (Open)Solaris! So I packed up dozens of shirts to send to Sun offices around the world. I took piles of stuff to the engineering meetings that I attended as part of my regular job – which turned out to be a good way to warm up engineers who were previously too shy to even speak to me.

But there was still a lot of stuff left. Towards the end of summer, when I was on a deadline to get Building 18 cleared, I started having lunchtime “store hours” when people could come rifle through piles of shirts and pick up books.

An Oracle VP of software drove down from Redwood Shores to get copies of Solaris Internals for his team – said he didn’t have budget to buy them. ???

Dozens of people came to grab some remnants of Sun history. There were historic encounters, such as the above meeting in my storeroom/showroom between Solaris book authors Darryl Gove and Brendan Gregg.

Some of the schwag has had interesting later lives. Several dozen hats went to a church, to help keep people together during a hike in Yosemite. Another bunch ended up at a school event, and are still seen on that campus today. I gave a hat to a friend who had nothing to do with Solaris, but now gets chatted up by random geeks in San Francisco whenever she wears it.

^ One of the largest things we kept was this 40-foot banner, which we later used to decorate a Solaris Family Reunion.

While the last of the OpenSolaris branding was thus being purged from Sun/Oracle, two significant things happened for the future of the technology itself:

(More history and what happened next is here.)


 

Part 1: Resistance is Futile: The Oracle Acquisition

Part 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting – to Be Acquired

Part 3: Fishworks and Me

Part 4: Into the Belly of the Beast

Part 5: The Last of OpenSolaris

Coda: Letting Go of a Beloved Technology

Solaris Videos

123 videos I did for Sun and later Oracle, plus a few later, can be found on my old YouTube channel. You might also like: Stuff I Do: dtrace.conf 2012 The Faces of Sun Brendan Gregg at FROSUG, Oct 2009 Little Shop of Performance Horrors

123 videos I did for Sun and later Oracle, plus a few later, can be found on my old YouTube channel.

Introducing Your SmartOS Community Manager

About Me I’m Deirdré Straughan. A great deal about my personal and professional life is available on my site, Countries Beginning with I. I have been a community manager since long before the title existed, first for the Italian startup I worked for in Milan, then for Adaptec (when it bought us), then for Adaptec’s Read More…

About Me

I’m Deirdré Straughan. A great deal about my personal and professional life is available on my site, Countries Beginning with I.

I have been a community manager since long before the title existed, first for the Italian startup I worked for in Milan, then for Adaptec (when it bought us), then for Adaptec’s software spinoff, Roxio. The website I designed for Roxio was probably one of the first (in 2001) to explicitly describe its customers as members of an online community.

Before I ever heard of The Cluetrain Manifesto, I was acting upon my belief that companies and customers have shared interests in the success and usefulness of products/services. I found that customers had better ideas than I did about how to help them use our stuff; my role was less about leadership than about enabling and facilitating them to work with us and each other.

The open source movement takes this attitude a logical step further: though some open source projects originate largely with a company, they need a real community (comprised of both insiders and outsiders) to thrive and grow. And I enjoy nurturing such communities.

As for this specific community: I have been working closely with Solaris and many of its creators since I joined Sun Microsystems in 2007. Though my title changed a few times, my work at Sun (and then Oracle) was always fundamentally about helping engineers communicate, both internally and externally. Part of my job was to help the OpenSolaris community, including a stint as the secretary to the OGB shortly before the end.

Specific tasks included filming hundreds of hours of experts talking about technology, and teaching others how to use video. I also did social media production for technical conferences worldwide. I also do text: among other things (blog writing and editing,articles), last year I edited (the non-code parts of) the DTrace book.

Putting it all together, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with hundreds of smart, interesting people in tech, and that’s something I very much enjoy doing.

About the Job

Last December I began working for Joyent – once again, helping engineers and other technical types communicate what they know, including using video. Then, about a month ago, I had the chance to change roles and managers while still at Joyent. Here’s the job description as Bryan Cantrill gave it to me:

Especially as we integrate native KVM into SmartOS, we have a great opportunity to build a community around the operating system: we are the first OS to unify DTrace, ZFS, Zones and KVM under one OS kernel, and we believe that that makes us the preeminent OS for cloud computing. But to make that happen, we need to build and manage community around it. This means a bunch of things, and I’m flexible on the definition €” that’s part of why I want you heading this up.

It means making available resources to the community that explain these technologies and why they are a giant win for cloud computing; making sure that we have an awesome experience for the developer and community member to download the system, learn more about it, and start building with it (which in turn means a web presence, documentation, the right downloads, etc.); that we are engaging with the illumos community to both strengthen that community and to leverage it to strengthen SmartOS, etc. This role is reporting to me because I expect it to have quite a bit of interface with the engineers.

I was happy to accept the job, and that’s what I’m doing now.

A few words about what I am not:

  • I am in no sense a computer scientist / software engineer. I’ve attempted only one programming course in my life to date (Pascal, my freshman year at UC Santa Cruz €“ so long ago that I narrowly escaped having to use punch cards!). I had no particular talent for it. I see software, like music, as an art which I can admire and enjoy, while being damned near incapable of producing it myself.
  • I’m not a sysadmin. I can just about find my way around a command line, given a cheat sheet. (I took a Solaris Sysadmin course 18 months ago, but never had the opportunity to practice any of what I €œlearned€ €“ and I’m more a hands-on learner.)

So you may have to be patient with me sometimes – I don’t know a lot of what you know. But I am not afraid to admit when I don’t understand things, or to ask questions until I do understand. If you’re willing to teach, I’m happy to learn.

Right now I’m just starting to learn who you are, what you want from SmartOS, and how we can help you. You can reach me at smartos [at] joyent [dot] com, and I often hang out in #joyent, #illumos, #openindiana, and related chats on irc.freenode.net. I’m a prolific Tweeter at@deirdres, and can be found on Google+ as well.

I look forward to working with you to help make SmartOS great!

Note: I should have had this post ready on August 15th, when we began telling the world about SmartOS and KVM. Unfortunately, I was then distracted by personal circumstances.

Originally published on smartos.org

Note: Around December of that year, I also took on the community for illumos, the open source operating system kernel which is SmartOS’ parent.

MPxIO

MPxIO: A multipathing solution for devices accessible through multiple host controller interfaces. An in-depth transfer of information by Chris Horne. download mpxio1-iPhone.m4v Part 2 download mpxio2-iPhone.m4v Part 3 download mpxio3-iPhone.m4v filmed & edited by Deirdré Straughan You might also like: Solaris 11 Packaging & Installation How to Build Better Applications with DTrace ZFS Dynamic LUN Read More…

MPxIO:
A multipathing solution for devices accessible through multiple host
controller interfaces. An in-depth transfer of information by Chris
Horne.

download mpxio1-iPhone.m4v

Part 2

download mpxio2-iPhone.m4v

Part 3

download mpxio3-iPhone.m4v

filmed & edited by Deirdré Straughan