Posts Tagged: Virtualization

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Subsonic install was finished in a couple of hours yesterday, it was a lot easier than expected:   This was the last major task and we are now just a few more file transfers away from shutting down our file server. We will not go in to too… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. It has been a slow week in regards to our AWS migration. Data transfers to S3 have been running for a few days, with many more to go. Because we are streaming the security camera footage we have to reserve some bandwidth for the stream data, which in turn… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Everything for our security server is now marked as done. We got a one year reserved t2.medium Windows instance for $32/month, which was $2 under budget. Looking at S3 for file storage we got our bucket created, which included configuring file versioning. For mounting the S3 bucking on a local… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Today we got rid of our onsite security camera server! It was necessary to go to a t2.medium EC2 instance as the cameras server software consume too much CPU for anything smaller. QoS was implemented to limit the camera streams to 6 Mbps outbound bandwidth, and to set them as… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2 and 3. As we are getting ready to setup our new infrastructure in AWS we should probably have some sort of plan in place with our different steps outlined. Today we will put that together, using Trello. I made a quick guide on Trello which can be found here. If you happen to… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1 and 2. Today we will look at the new network design as we move resources to AWS. Mainly we want to focus on the security camera system as it is the most complex. Any web hosting, for example this blog, will just move from a server onsite to a server in AWS,… Read Article →

Continuing on with our journey into AWS from part 1 we now need to look at some cost estimates. We start by getting a list of storage and compute instance offerings from AWS. Storage Type Size Monthly Cost S3 1 TB $23.55 S3 2 TB $47.10 S3-IA 1 TB $12.80 S3-IA 2 TB $25.60 EBS 100 GB… Read Article →

After completing my Cisco CCNA R&S certification along with Security+ to keep my older CompTIA certs from expiring I started looking at learning more about cloud infrastructure management and architecture, specifically AWS as they currently have the largest market share. As part of this I thought it would be interesting to figure out of I… Read Article →

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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