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I have been switching focus more towards networking due to work. I will hopefully be posting some CCNA content, stuff about software defined networking (SDN), and other useful network related things. To help me out with my CCNA certification I did some research and put together a network lab using some old hardware. I got… Read Article →

I needed some Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power the security cameras I plan to install at home, so I purchased the cheapest gigabit switch I could find on eBay. Hence, enter the Brocade FWS 648G-POE switch seen above. I am sure there is a good reason why this switch was about 1/3 the price… Read Article →

Have not had much time to write posts lately, but I plan to put together a some posts about my home security camera system which I will be deploying in the near future. I will look at getting the cameras installed, hooked up, configuring the surveillance software server, and finally setting aside some dedicated storage… Read Article →

So last night I got an email from my storage server. I usually get at least one email per day with a status update, but this time I got a critical alert as follows: I did some research online and quickly found that this was an indication that the drive might by dying. I ordered… Read Article →

I have been working on a Active Directory tool that makes it easier to work with users from another AD Forest. My main goal was to improve upon the horrible search function in dsa.msc by allowing free text search in real time (WinAmp “jump” style is the best example I can think of). I also… Read Article →

I had an outage for a few days as I was working on my lab setup. I also tidied up the server rack a bit, as seen below. Before I had about half of my important services such as Active Directory and DNS running on one physical server, and the other half (hosting things like this… Read Article →

Looks like my Lets Encrypt certification for this site had expired while I was on vacation. Guess I should have set it to auto-renew… I run this site on a FreeBSD webserver, and while support for Linux was there, the FreeBSD support for Lets Encrypt was still a bit lacking. That being said, hopefully I remember… Read Article →

I will be heading out for vacation for a couple of weeks, so content update will be sparse. Here is a short Bash alias which creates a directory with todays date:

With physical server number 3 entering my basement datacenter I have started looking at power consumption. I have not checked the actual draw of power from all gear, but I know that my 950 W UPS started complaining about being overloaded with all three servers + switch/WAP running on it, so the current power draw is probably somewhere… Read Article →

I did promise a guide for bhyve setup, however I never got it all working. While I was able to get a Windows VM up and running, as soon as I tried to enable PCI pass-thru I ran into trouble. I also found a really good guide that I followed, so there would not have… Read Article →

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