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, and 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), allowing us to install Plex Media Server on SmartOS. These instructions might also work on other illumos distributions with some modifications.