Over the last month, I have been continuing my work at automating my systems and have made a lot of progress in that effort.
Part of that will be relocating some files that I still want web-accessible, but not on this website. Enter DigitalOcean Spaces, and MinFS to access it …Continue reading
I have been needing to cut over to acme v2 for a long time, and I didn't bother doing it until way too late -- this weekend. As a result of my tardiness, my iPhone has not been able to receive email from my mail server for more than a month …Continue reading
This is a short post after a lot of work.
I have been busy these last few weeks automating the installation of Docker, Traefik, and my Atari blog with Ansible. I have reached the point that I can take a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and end up …Continue reading
I have been having a rough couple months with printers: My Samsung C410w is getting old, so I wanted to replace it. My wife recently heard about HP Instant Ink, so she wanted to try that service, but I decided to buy a monochrome Brother printer -- which was great except …Continue reading
I've been busy over the last few weeks, so there will be several updates in here.
Over the weekend I updated my Ubiquiti switches, which required that I shut down my ESXi servers. The R610 came back just fine, but the raspi4 ARM one did not. The problem on the …Continue reading
I recently installed a Synology DS118 at a friend's house for remote backup using Synology's Hyper Backup solution. The DS118 is on my ZeroTier "storage" network, a network shared by the main Synology at my house -- that way, my main NAS backs up to a local system (that is, something …Continue reading
As previously mentioned, my next goal was going to be PXE booting VMs running on the ESXi ARM Fling. Using this page as a guide, I now have this working.
That guide is pretty good, but I had to do adapt it to my setup.
As instructed, I started by …Continue reading
Not long after my last post, the PoE HAT for my Raspberry Pi died -- to be more accurate, one of the components on the board disintegrated. I don't know if this was a manufacturing defect or the result of a bad solder job related to the fan, or something else …Continue reading
I recently decided that I wanted to play with the ESXi-on-ARM Fling, so I purchased a Raspberry Pi 4B (8GB). I received my unit so I set about installing ESXi.
I followed VMware's instructions in their "Fling-on-Raspberry-Pi" document. It's not a difficult process, but there are a few things to …Continue reading
I am a system engineer in the Raleigh, NC area. My main interests are Unix, VMware, and networking. More about me, and how I got started.