February 2018 archive

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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Permanent link to this article: https://achubbard.com/2018/02/24/homelab-rebuild-network-hosts-freenas-dell-r510/

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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Installing Untangle on Hyper-V

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Background Over the years I have had numerous different types of firewalls and UTMs in my home lab. For a while, I ran an ASA, then migrated to pfSense and soon after that I went over the a Ubiquiti USG-Pro. Looking for my next challenge, I stumbled across Untangle. Although I had heard of Untangle …

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