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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…

House log - Status update

December 10, 2020Category: House
Today I vent by the house. Here's the state of play: Fences The fence posts have been placed The foundation for the gate was also placed All materials are there Next week, everything should be ready Plumbing Ground floor has the floor heating done. First floor too (probably) Cellar is prepared for…

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…

House log - Status update

December 8, 2020Category: House
Today I vent by the house. Here's the state of play: Fences The fence posts have been placed All materials are there Next week, everything should be ready Plumbing Ground floor has the floor heating prepared Cellar is prepared for floor heating Base plate for heat pump I've been informed the base…

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…

House log - A turn

October 17, 2020Category: House
Today I went again. No electricians. We informed the constructor and the constructor communicated to Electricien Belgium that someone else will replace them as they cannot finish their job. Hopefully, this is the last we see of them.

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…

House log - A surprise

October 16, 2020Category: House
Today I went to the house to prepare the works for the fence/gate. When we got in, one of Electricien Belgium was running around to throw something in the bin and ran away to a car. By the time we got back, the car was gone. Oh well. When we got to the house, I've noticed the same pattern like in…
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