In this article we’ll install Plex Media Server on SmartOS. Plex Media Server is a media server that organizes and makes available audio, video an more. Smart OS is a “converged container and virtual machine hypervisor”, based on illumos which is a fork of the now defunct OpenSolaris. SmartOS supports Linux branded containers (zones), which will allow us to install Plex Media Server on SmartOS. These instructions might work on other illumos distributions as well, with some modifications.