This (very) short tutorial will show how to enable third party repositories on SmartOS. SmartOS supports AMD Ryzen and AMD Epyc CPUs since a while back, in addition to the long supported Intel CPUs, such as the Intel Xeon. Changing repositories is useful for European users of SmartOS, since their Manta storage is located in US East, and can be quite slow for European users. This article assumes you have a working SmartOS host and that you are logged in as root, and will use the datasets.
This tutorial will show you how to install netatalk on SmartOS. Netatalk is an open source implementation of the Apple Filing Protocol, which used to be the default file sharing protocol on Macs. It has since been replaced as the default protocol on Macs by SMB/CIFS. Netatalk can be used to build your own NAS from commodity hardware, instead of buying one. SmartOS supports AMD Ryzen and AMD Epyc CPUs since a while back, in addition to the long supported Intel CPUs, such as the Intel Xeon.
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.