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Homelab 10" mini-rack

Update: 2021-01-10 I made the following changes and updated the post below (not the pictures) to reflect those changes: Replaced side vent panels with metal bars Added labels to patch panel One of the RJ45 couplers was stuck in 100Mbps mode and would not transfer full 1Gbps. I switched it around to a device that only has a 100Mbps NIC (IP camera) Introduction I don’t have space in my house for a full-size 19" server rack (but a man can dream)....

January 5, 2021 · 5 min · Logan Marchione
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Always-on Grafana dashboard using Raspberry Pi touchscreen

Introduction I have a small homelab in my home that runs pfSense, Proxmox, Docker, a Synology NAS, UniFi wireless, etc… I already monitor my pfSense firewall logs using Graylog, but I was looking for a solution to monitor hardware (e.g., CPU usage, RAM usage, etc…) as well as software processes (e.g., containers using network, current download/upload speed, etc…). I stumbled upon two separate software stacks for this. First is the TICK stack, which is composed of open-source products from InfluxData:...

May 17, 2020 · 7 min · Logan Marchione
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Raspberry Pi UPS monitor (with Nginx web monitoring)

Introduction With the winter weather, we’ve been having brownouts and power losses more frequently. I wanted to purchase a UPS to protect my equipment from this, but I also wanted to receive alerts when the power goes out, and possibly shutdown equipment. For this, I need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and a computer to monitor it with. Hardware As you guessed by now, I’m going to be using my Raspberry Pi to monitor the UPS....

February 24, 2017 · 10 min · Logan Marchione