Gentoo VM on SmartOS hypervisor

I wanted to have a small, “minimalistic” VMs on my hypervisor, so they would have very little footprint on resources. I decided to go with systemd and btrfs for system & service management and main/only filesystem respectively.

The only considered distributions up for that task (at least from my point of view) were Debian and Gentoo. I decided to start with the latter as I had less experience with it and wanted to learn my ways around.

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graylog2 systemd scripts

Recently I’ve been migrating to new infrastructure — I will most definitely write about it more in separate post(s) — and I found myself in need of some centralized log server. I played a bit with different tools and eventually settled with graylog2. Current setup looks as follows:

Eventually I’d love to put Elasticsearch and MongoDB on separate machine(s) and add one more node for graylog2-radio and RabbitMQ (though preferably having both on separate boxes too), but this can wait and I needed working solution as fast as possible. Speaking of which, what seems to be the…

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Past LVM posts summary

Since I’m going to write more about LVM, I decided to start with quick summary of what I’ve already posted awhile back:

LVM

Logical Volume Manager

Stay tuned cause more is coming soon! (:

PPA status

A lot of stuff is going on in my PPA lately, including its new, redesigned website. Many packages has been removed, added and updated to the latest versions, so I won’t be able to cover all of these changes. Here are the ones I find most noteworthy:

  • Audacious 3.4-beta1: new upstream beta release.
  • Geary 0.3.1: new upstream release.
  • Midori 0.5.0: new upstream release. 0.4.8 was moved to unstable branch.
  • Musique 1.2.1: new upstream release.
  • Pantheon-Files 0.1: initial release, but working fine.
  • Scratch 1.1.1: initial release, more testers needed.

Coming soon:

  • Plank: I’m waiting for valac-0.20 to enter Debian repositories.

That’s it so far. If you have any suggestions or you want to report any bugs, catch me on twitter.