I cannot believe it has been three years since I blogged about the applications I use and do not use. After reviewing the list, it is surprising how many applications I still use, but it is clear that an update is due. Read on to see what remains and what has changed (removed versus new)!
I often get asked for specific examples on how Log Insight is / can be used to root cause an issue. I recently had an issue in my homelab that impacted my vCenter. In this post, I will cover the value Log Insight provided and how I was able to reach a root cause. Read […]
As you may know, there are several syslog RFCs. RFC 6587 covers, amongst other things, something called octet-framing. Previous versions of Log Insight only supported non-transparent-framing. Log Insight 4.0 adds support for octet-framing. Read on to learn more!
About a year ago, I covered my home lab v3.0 configuration. While I am happy with the configuration, I have been having issues with my ASUS RT-AC3200. In this post, I would like to cover those issues. Read on to learn more!
Some people talk about security, many people skimp on security, few do security right. Of course, security has many meanings, but in this post I will be discussing physical and online security of data. With the amount of data available today, it is critical that we all take security seriously. In this post, I would […]
In the past, I have talked about my transition to Synology and I recently made the next step: migration from iTunes to DS Audio. In this post I would like to talk about the process and a few obstacles I had to overcome. Read on to learn more!
As many of you know, I recently purchased a new home. Given the opportunity, it was a good time to revisit the home lab. In this post, I would like to talk about the changes and the final result.
Log Insight features a couple different types of alerts. In this post, I would like to cover user alerts and how thresholds work.
It was a sad day when I realized my macbook pro was more powerful than my home lab server. However, it was the fact that the RAID card on my home lab server could not perform on ESXi 5.x that finally put me in the market for some new gear. So the question is what […]