Telegraf and influxdb seem to be the new craze in the time-series database world, add in Grafana and you have the basis for a very powerful graphing solution. I personally have moved all my machines away from using Collectd and Graphite to using Telegraf and influxdb
Everyone loves the Pi-Hole. It does a great job blockig ad’s across your entire network. The admin page is also really useful to see whats been going on. Unfortunately the admin interface only gives details of the last 24 hours. I love graphs and graphing things. So i wanted more data.
The reason for this build was because i wanted to use my office Active Directory users within AWS but without giving each instance direct access to the domain controller. I also wanted some kind of resilience should the VPN’s between my VPC and office went down. Also, being a linux guy, im more comfortable with… Read more Configuring 389 Directory service with Active directory bi-directional synchronisation
I have been meaning to learn how to use Elasticsearch for quite some time. I had used it in the past in an ELK stack, but never really understood it all too well. Also, it had been a few years since doing so, so my mind was a little rusty. The way i learn something… Read more Annotating Grafana panels with data from Sonarr using Elasticsearch
I have recently acquired several Gen6 HP machines (2 x DL160’s & 1 x DL180). These are pretty old pieces of kit, but are reasonably priced. Not too loud and not too power hungry, so they make pretty good homelab machines.
The Problem… I was working on the Chef AMI on AWS, there is a problem in that the version of OpenSSL that comes embedded is vulnerable to CVE-2016-2107. Even though this CVE is quite hard to exploit (accroding to others), its still not ideal to be running a machine that will be orchestrating your network,… Read more Resizing an AWS EBS volume
As per wikipedia, FreeIPA is an open-source project sponsored by Red Hat – which aims to provide an easily managed Identity, Policy, and Audit (IPA) suite primarily targeted towards networks of Linux and Unix computers. FreeIPA has goals and mechanisms comparable to those of Novell’s Identity Manager or of Microsoft’s Active Directory. The reason i… Read more Setting up FreeIPA Centos 7
I run my media downloading stack on a Gen 8 HP Microserver. This comes with 2 builtin 1Gbps ports (as well as the dedicated ilo port). As this machine is used for downloading and streaming media, i’d like to utilise both ports for the maximum possible throughput.
Setting up a VPC with a VPN and routes propagated over BGP was something i had recently tasked myself in work. These is how i made it work.
Its been confirmed that my staticly built version of IPMItool also works on ESXi6.