Category: Homelab

My many ramblings

AWS IoT Button

AWS IOT Button Back Story: My AWS Solution Archictect certification is due to expire in the next 6 months and given I have not done a huge amount with AWS since getting certified I thought it was worth kicking the tyres again and running a few bits and pieces within AWS. One of the first…
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Nutanix CE 5.6

Nutanix CE 5.6   I have been running Nutanix CE at home for quite a while now and the new version has just dropped so I had to try it out.   I decided to destroy the current ( Single Node ) Cluster that I was running and start again.   This was for a few reasons…
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Pi-Hole – Taking back control of your DNS

Pi-Hole I have seen a few posts on twitter recently about people running the Pi-Hole software for network-wide ad blocking.   The software was originally built to run on a Rasberry Pi and therefore is very lightweight.   I don’t have any Pi’s so i thought lets test it in a VM. Build I spun…
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Lab Storage

I have been meaning to post around some of lab setup for a while.   Although it changes frequently at present its as below.  I will add some pics when I have tidied up the lab/cables My primary lab storage is all contained within a HP Gen8 Microserver. Currently Configured: 1x INTEL Core i3-4130 running at 2.3Ghz…
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Nutanix CE

I ran a Nutanix CE server at home for a little while when it first came out.  However due to the fairly high requirements, it didn’t make sense to me to continue running it at home.  This was compounded by the fact that I have many clusters to play with at work.   These all run my…
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Sophos UTM Endpoint protection

I have been using the Sophos UTM Appliance at home for about 3 years.  It has been my internet gateway all this time and also has been useful for the lab I run at home. It’s pretty much the full featured enterprise edition but its limited to 50 IP’s on the lan side.  The feature…
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