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Scripting the Zeus/Stingray API

So you are digging the Joyent API, you have your provisioning working with your Chef or Puppet Scripts. Here is a shell script you can use to add that new box to your Stingray load balancer. #!/bin/bash zxtm=localhost /opt/zeus/zxtm/bin/zcli

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GDC in SF

Down to San Francisco this week for Game Developers Conference, see you at the Joyent booth

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Load Balance by domain name

Wrote this little bit of TrafficScript for some clients today and published to the Joyent wiki. I think it’s pretty readable. $hostHeader = http.getHostHeader(); if( $hostHeader == “domain.com” || $hostHeader == “www.domain.com”){ pool.select( “domain.com-pool” ); } else if( $hostHeader == “another-domain.com” ){ pool.select( “another-domain.com-pool” ); Enjoy

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Scaling WordPress in the Joyent Cloud Part 3

You have hit the big time with your WordPress blog, GigaOM and Nikki Finke think you are the most influential blogger on the planet. Congratulations, your mysql database is about ready to crash or worse, it already has. In this post I discuss what you need to do with your database to keep this beast [...]

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Too cool Nokia 4D projection system w/deadmau5

This is something special to watch

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Node.js Ad hoc and anonymous chat

Do you ever need a quick chat room without the need for exchanging your skype, aim, msn, google chat id’s? Tried of installing a ton of chat clients. Joyent had the 2nd annual NodeKnockOut coding competition this weekend. One app I found and implemented was Speeka. A node.js anonymous chat system. Re-skinning it was a [...]

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Scaling WordPress in the JoyentCloud Part 2

To continue building on the foundation of a single WordPress server implementation. In this article, I discuss how to bring in a second server and cluster them behind a Zeus Load Balancer. Here is a typical 2 webnode with database, I recommend a Master/Slave MySQL config, but for simplicity, I have just one pictured. Joyent [...]

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Scaling WordPress in the JoyentCloud Part 1

In my role as a Solution Architect at Joyent, I get asked about ways to increase performance and scale of WordPress sites in the cloud. In this article, I discuss things you can do to get your WP site optimized at the server and database levels. Here are a few easy prescriptive solutions for your [...]

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NodeFly Revisited

Playing with the new and improved NodeFly systems monitoring and reporting. Based on the new application framework node.js NodeFly has a broad range of support for system and applications, such as MySQL, Memcache, Apache. Additionally, NodeFly supports all the major cloud providers, Joyent, AWS, Rackspace and Softlayer. Installation of the agents are simple and lightweight. [...]

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Playing with QR Codes

[wcs_qr_code] Having a bit of fun with QR Codes

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Solaris Nagios Install at Joyent

I wrote this document to assist JoyentCloud customers with their Nagios install and configurations. [wcs_qr_code]

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Brendan Gregg – mpstat

Brendan is on fire with more videos

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Brendan Gregg – vmstat

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Brendan Gregg – Unix Load Explained

Anyone interested in understanding unix system performance should watch.

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Made the cover of Inside Social Apps

While asking a question about analytics, someone snapped this pic, wish I had brushed my hair http://bit.ly/feW5jY

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A day in the future – Made of glass

Great video of the future made of glass. Thanks Corning!

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Site moved to JoyentCloud

After many months of procrastination. I moved this WordPress blog to JoyentCloud.com Way faster loads. Let me know what you think

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Inside Social App Conference 2011

At Inside Social Apps today

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Productive trip to LA this week

Really productive trip to LA On the plane ride down I got following done: 1. Wrote 3 sci fi stories 2. Used iThoughts mind mapping to do some brainstorming on the new public cloud line of business and organized my ideas around analytics 3. Wrote an outline for an article I have due for work [...]

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iPhone Tethering

iPhone tethering is the ability to allow your iPad to use your iPhone to connect to the Internet. You knew that AT&T would try to squeeze more money for a feature that should be standard and free on the iPhone. Not a day goes by when I wish this stupid business mode of carriers and [...]

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