If you haven’t heard by now, Joyent has recently open sourced SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. Most people probably don’t realize it yet but this is a really big deal. Mad props to everyone at Joyent involved in this massive effort! Disclaimer: The method described below is NOT supported for use with Joyent SDC. Since the announcement, there has been a steady stream of individuals drop by the #smartos IRC channel on Freenode asking whether it’s possible to convert their existing SmartOS installs to SDC.