Grafana/Prometheus/Loki: Linux Install

Having a home lab is great but being able to monitor everything is even better. In this example I am setting up Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Promtail and Node_Exporter on a monitoring server and Promtail, Node_Exporter on a client. My Grafana server is running OEL 8.5 which is essentially Red Hat 8.x. Components Minisrv1 - i5 … Continue reading Grafana/Prometheus/Loki: Linux Install

Home Lab: Redo

In the beginning there was a lab... This my makeshift lab before I got my 42u rack in. In this version I have used a steel rack I believe I got at Lowes. It worked well for years but wanted something more accessible and take up less room. It all came to a head when … Continue reading Home Lab: Redo

More Geekbench Benchmarks

I have published some more benchmarks for my new M1 MacMini and my new Dell R440 that I currently am using in my home lab. GeekBench is a great tool for gauging performance. These are not SPEC benchmarks they have their own criteria but they are a great resource and several large organizations use them. … Continue reading More Geekbench Benchmarks

Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Synology uses a linux environment but its not the same as adding one for Linux. I have a 418+ and only has one enet connection but I wanted to have an additional IP for my lab and the other for general access. The one big difference is normally I would create a virtual IP but … Continue reading Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?