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
Lately I have been learning about Docker, and I want to convert my current setup to Docker, where it makes sense to do that. I currently run about 20 vhosts on this Digital Ocean droplet, and at least one of those has a MySQL back end. I also run Postfix …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 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 recently decided to upgrade my personal laptop. Until recently, I was using a 2015 MacBook Pro that I bought in 2016 after Apple announced they were bringing the butterfly keyboard to the MBP. My goal for that purchase was for it to last until Apple released a better keyboard …Continue reading
I like networking -- always have. However, today, my networking knowledge is only okay -- but I want it to be great! My goal is to achieve CCNP certification in 6 months. To help with this effort, I have added a Cisco lab to my home network. It is old equipment (2x …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.