Dell R610 Intel Xeon CPU Upgrades

Dell R610 Intel Xeon CPUs - Heat Sinks Installed

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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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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CentOS 7 Minimal Installation on Hyper-V

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CentOS Minimal Installation Tutorial This tutorial will show you how to install CentOS minimal on a Hyper-V virtual machine. We will also focus on getting network connectivity. Before we begin this tutorial, please head over to centos.org and grab a copy of the latest ISO of CentOS Minimal, link below. Download Centos Creating the virtual …

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Feeding Ubiquiti Cameras into Blue Iris

Background When it comes to security cameras, I have pretty much been an advocate for anything Ubiquiti. Especially when there is a budget to work with. Their cameras are fairly good quality for a decent price. Ubiquiti also includes their NVR software free of charge. I, personally, have had great success with the above mentioned …

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Unifi and NanoStation VLAN Configuration

Unifi and NanoStation VLAN Configuration Background This is a tutorial on how to configure a VLAN on a Ubiquiti Unifi Controller and switch. We will also go over how to use the second ethernet port on a Ubiquti NanoStation on a different VLAN for use with a Ubiquiti Security Camera. I have a rather long …

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