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Install Ubuntu Server

December 10, 2020Category: IT
So, after the CentOS news , I went on to search another release-based distribution. The obvious choice now is Ubuntu server (20.04 LTS at the time of writing). Here are my steps to install the server on VMWare ESXi Prerequisites First, you have to download the ISO: Go to the site Select to…

CentOS is dead (as we know it)

December 9, 2020Category: IT
Today I read that RedHat decided to move CentOS from a release-based distribution to a 'stream' one. This means it'll receive all kind of updates and, more important, there's not going to be a LTS :( So, all my work on messing around with SELinux and getting unbound , PiHole and traefik to like…

I Declare Defeat - Mount NFS in Docker

October 20, 2020Category: IT
Today I've tried to mount a NFS into a docker volume via the following means: Mount the NFS on the host and create a docker volume using the absolute path Create a docker volume via NFS Both variants have failed miserably, in hte sense that I could get the docker container to "see" it, but read-only…

Mount a shared NFS from TrueNAS on CentOS

October 17, 2020Category: IT
On the setup of my house, I've decided that configuration files should be stored on the NAS. For this, the idea is that the NAS would have a share (say "config" )which would be mounted on the other machines. Each application would then have its own directory in that config, so they don't overlap…

Setup CentOS 8 Machines - Common stuff

October 17, 2020Category: IT
Prerequisites Install CentOS Enable the network Initial configuration Install Open VM Tools Install VMWare tools (obsolete) Set up Docker repository I have started (again) preparing the machines for the house. Now, I've decided to use CentOS . In this article, I will go through the steps of setting…

Setup Ansible on CentOS 8

October 17, 2020Category: IT
Today I've started to set up my ESXI CentOS hosts. I wanted to automate everything, including the ansible installation, but I figured it's much easier to write up the commands. Preparation Unfortunately, Ansible is not a pure CentOS package, but EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux). So…

Add a new Plex server to your list (TrueNas)

August 7, 2020Category: IT
TL;DR : User the server's IP address, not its (local) name. Once the sever is configured , it's time to add it to your account. To do that, you need to open the server in the browser. Unfortunately, Plex doesn't work very well with names (mdns). My server was named cinema.home.lan . I could set it…

Setup Plex on FreeNAS (TrueNas)

July 27, 2020Category: IT
Note: This entry assumes you got Plex up and running, but with an empty library. If you already set up the library, then good for you! Today I decided to set up once and for all Plex on FreeNAS, via ansible/jail setup. This post documents setting up the shares/mount points, users etc., so it's…

Copy Large Amounts of Data

June 1, 2020Category: IT
Last week I managed to configure Plex on my server, as a FreeNAS jail. Now I want to copy the data from my Synology box. cp I mounted my synology share containing multimedia files onto the FreeNAS, because I figured it's easier using a cp and SMB mount than doing it via e.g. ssh . The command…

Create a jail with DHCP on ESXi

May 23, 2020Category: IT
I am in process of moving some functions from my old and trusted Synology box on the freenas . I want to also automatise most of things in case I need to recreate them again. The first step in my process is to create jails, with DHCP. Process is straight-forward via the UI: I hit a snag when I…
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