I’ve read through the documentation for the Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana stack, Zabbix, Nagios, and many others but for someone with a simple home lab of 1 Proxmox host with 3 VM’s and 2 Raspberry Pi’s I didn’t exactly need anything extreme. With that in mind and some recommendations for Netdata on Reddit I decided to give it a try.Continue reading “Netdata for monitoring all the things”
Today we’ll be adding pi-vpn on the same raspberry pi 3b+ that’s running my local ad blocker pi-hole.
For those of you unaware pi-hole is a dns based ad blocker, all client requests are sent through it and those belonging to ad domains are dropped.
Pi VPN is used to access your local network when you’re out and about, for me it’s useful so I can access my servers and other applications remotely, but here the purpose of its installation is to provide ad-blocking whilst out and about as well as an added layer of protection when connected to public hotspots.Continue reading “Running pi-hole and PIVPN on a Raspberry Pi 3b+”
Whenever someone suggests self-hosting their emails there’s always a wave of people saying it’s too difficult or too much hassle, I took this information and decided to give it a go.
In this article I am using a DigitalOceon droplet, the reason for this is my homelab is on hardware that isn’t on all the time and on internal-only access which isn’t much use when you expect emails to arrive 24/7. You can host this in your home but you would need to set up port forwarding, firewall rules and if you’re in the UK like me probably DDNS.Continue reading “Self-hosted Email with Docker and Mailcow”
You will need another (older is prefered) machine to flash this card. I then used this card in the storage slot of a Dell R710. If you have one then the below guide should work. This guide is more of an overview of the steps to follow. If you need a more detailed explanation I would suggest reading TechMattr’s guide first.Continue reading “How to flash an H200i/LSI card to HBA IT mode”
In this post, I will talk about how I upgraded my old HDD to a cheap and fast SSD, and also upgraded and installed the MacOS onto the drive.
Back in 2012 I purchased an 13″ Macbook PRO, I used it heavily for many years but as time went on it got slower and slower to the point where it was replaced by a desktop PC and an array or laptops before onto my Surface Pro.
After leaving it wrapped in bubble wrap during my last 3/4 hour moves over the course of 4 years I finally decided to bring some life back to the machine and use it as a media center for my home entertainment downstairs to access my applications to download and stream, movies, tv, and music to the different systems I have set up in the house.Continue reading “Bringing life back to an old Macbook PRO”