Installing Server 2019

Installing Server 2019 – A How to Guide The installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 mirrors that of a Microsoft Windows 10 Installation. At least, graphically. In this case we are installing Windows Server 2019 on a VM running on an ESXi host. First, we need to acquire the ISO for Windows Server 2019. For …

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Nakivo Installation and Review

Nakivo – Homelab Build Out   As I work on building out my homelab, I decided that for this iteration of it, I needed to have something that was more robust to handle my backups. I spend a lot of time configuring and deploying my key VMs and I wanted to make sure that I …

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Small Home Lab Server

Small Home Lab Server I have seen numerous posts on Reddit’s Home Lab subreddit from users looking for a small, quiet, low power home lab server. Well folks, this is the machine for you. Be aware, this machine is rather pricey. For the last year or so, my primary home lab goal was to consolidate …

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Create VLANs on a Cisco 2960G

Add VLANs and Assign Ports on Cisco 2960G Switch This post will be focusing on the Cisco 2960G Switch I acquired in my post titled “Homelab Rebuild – Part 1 – Intro“.  Here I will be working on configuring the switch. This includes adding a VLAN for my WAN connection, adding ports to the VLANs …

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Dell R610 Intel Xeon CPU Upgrades

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Dell R610 Intel Xeon CPU Upgrades The first tasks I am tackling in my home lab rebuild is to upgrade the Intel Xeon CPUs in my Dell R610 hosts. I am removing the existing Intel Xeon E5520s in one, and Intel Xeon E5504s in the other and upgrading to Intel Xeon L5630s. As a result …

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Personal Weather Station Setup

Homelab Weather Station Weathering the options As an IT guy, I like metrics and graphs. I like knowing how things are performing. I’ve also always been a bit fascinated by the weather. So naturally I decided to put two and two together and built my own weather station setup. I live out in a rural …

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Homelab Rebuild – Part 1 – Intro

Homelab Rebuild For the last year and a half, I have been all about consolidating my gear. I got into this funk where I absolutely wanted nothing to do with enterprise equipment in my home. I wanted to go home and just be home. However, that attitude has sacrificed a lot of my personal learning …

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Add a VLAN on a Dell PowerConnect 5524p Switch

Adding a VLAN on a Dell PowerConnect 5524 Switch Having spent the last few years of my career in a Dell networking environment, I have decided that I will be adding a Dell switch to my personal collection. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a VLAN via the CLI on a …

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Create Service Groups in Nagios

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Create Service Groups in Nagios Creating service groups in Nagios Core is a pretty easy task. Service Groups allows you to see the status of like services for multiple hosts. If you have numerous hosts or network devices reporting in to Nagios, this is a fantastic feature. There are a couple of ways to create …

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Add MIB Files to Ubuntu

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Adding MIB files to Ubuntu Manually This tutorial will cover manually adding MIB, Management Information Base, files to Ubuntu. Specifically, Dell and Ubiquiti MIBs. You can acquire the Ubiquiti MIBs here: Ubiquiti MIBs Ubiquiti UniFi MIBs Dell Switch MIBs are included within the firmware when you download it from Dell. This process should work for …

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