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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…

List of software for the house

October 15, 2020Category: House
States Core software VmWare ESXi TrueNAS CentOS UniFi Controller (networking) Smart house HomeAssistant ESPHome MQTT NodeRed ETS Grafana Other software Financial Document management When I started thinking about software in the house, the list was simple: HomeAssistant and KNX Since then, I have…

House log - Some progress

October 14, 2020Category: House
Today I went at the house and both the plumbers and electricians came in. Plumbers The plumbers have started today. They: Brought a lot of materials Have put the ventilation pipes at the ground floor. Told me they will start installing the floor heading from 19/10. Electricians Today I've finally…

House log - Electricians

October 7, 2020Category: House
Today we met the electricians and the German constructor. Before that... Given the history we had with the meetings, I wanted to avoid a chaotic shouting match between all parties involved. So, I thought of helping everybody with a bit of structure. So I've sent an agenda along the lines: Réseau…

House log - Electricians

October 2, 2020Category: House
The electricians had until 30/09 to finish their job. As this did not happen, the constructor sent them a kind reminder and that the site manager will come on site on 07/10 in the morning. The electricians replied with a rather incoherent email about incomplete specifications (this is the leit…

House log - Electricians

September 23, 2020Category: House
The other day I got some pics withthe house with lights. The electricians rigged some fuses in the house and lights in the ceiling, so they'll light up from the panel. I went to visit the house today, to see if there's more progress (I'm quite impatient to see the ethernet cables pulled). No luck. I…

House log - Electricians

September 15, 2020Category: House
Well, nothing happened so far with the electricians, so the constructor sent them a nice email reminding them they promised to start on 25/08, then on 28/08... They demanded a fixed date of starting works and for them to be finished by 30/09. Otherwise... The electricians started again with the…
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