Ubuntu 20.04 With Root ZFS in AWS

For several years now, I’ve been running all my AWS instances with a recent long-term support edition of Ubuntu server, ZFS as the root file system. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was released today, so I’ve updated my Packer templates - the original inspiration for the amazon-ebssurrogate builder - to support it! Ubuntu 20.04 has some nice new features, including: ZFS on Linux version 0.8.3, Linux Kernel version 5.4, including io_uring and built-in support for WireGuard, Up-to-date compiler and runtime packages for a variety of platforms. [Read More]
zfs  aws  packer  linux 

HashiDays Amsterdam 2018 - systemd: The Good Parts

At HashiDays Amsterdam 2018, I gave a talk entitled “systemd: The Good Parts”, in which I tried to focus on how to use systemd, aimed at practitioners who are committed to a Linux distribution which uses the controversial init system. The talk was recorded, so I’m posting both the video and the slide deck here. Video Slides As ever, thanks to the HashiCorp team for putting together a fantastic event at a great venue in Amsterdam, and for posting a transcription of the talk! [Read More]