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

Netdata Mini Server

I have a mini PC currently not being used. Originally I bought this for pfsense firewall but have since moved to Ubiquiti Unifi Dream Machine Pro so I have a spare. I decided to make this a NetData server simply because I would like a central monitoring facility and NetData gives me everything I would … Continue reading Netdata Mini Server

Moving a boot disk RH8/Centos8

I ran into an issue where I had a usb ssd drive that I built Centos 8 upon. After I relocated it to the onboard controller I preceded to boot the system and wallah! Warning: /dev/centos/root does not exist Warning: /dev/centos/swap does not exist Warning: /dev/mapper/centos-root does not exist ... dracut# To no surprise I … Continue reading Moving a boot disk RH8/Centos8

Geekbench Benchmarks

I have published some benchmarks for servers I have currently am using in my home lab. Nothing earth shattering but I use GeekBench with 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. Go here … Continue reading Geekbench Benchmarks