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ESXi 7.x NutClient to query upsmon on Synology

After my last move I consolidated my home setup and now I am down to one synology for storage and one ESXi 7.x (currently 7.0u2d) host. I do have these two devices connected to a UPS but since UPS only has 1 USB port I needed a way to signal my two devices to power off in case of power outage. I plugged in the USB cable from the UPS to my synology NAS and configured the UPS. In the UI of synology goto Control Panel -> Hardware & Power -> UPS. Click on Enable UPS support and click on… Continue Reading

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Update ESXi 7.x using esxcli

I run ESXi at home for my VMs. Since I only need and have 1 ESXi host I had no need to install vCenter to manage my ESXi host, however I do want to keep it updated and current. To follow all the updates for ESXi please view VMware KB 2143832 Below are the steps to take to keep your ESXi updated Turn off VMs and put ESXi into maintenance mode Reboot – OPTIONAL – this is an optional step but it never hurts to reboot before upgrading to clear things up. Enable ssh service – you will need to… Continue Reading

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Install and configure vaultwarden – Migrated to a new server 4 of 4

This is the third section in the 4 part series of migrating my server Install and configure the host machine Install and configure a database and webserver Install and configure a mailserver Install and configure vaultwarden – we are here Tie everything back to 1. for backups, misc, etc Tie everything back to 1. for backups, misc, etc Dockerized vaultwarden I been a bitwarden user for a long time ever since Lastpass changed it policies. I wanted to run my own instance of bitwarden but the setup is a mess and it requires a lot of resources to run. I… Continue Reading

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Install and configure a mailserver in docker container – Migrated to a new server 3 of 4

This is the third section in the 4 part series of migrating my server Install and configure the host machine Install and configure a database and webserver Install and configure a mailserver – we are here Install and configure vaultwarden Tie everything back to 1. for backups, misc, etc Dockerized mailserver We will install a dockerized mailserver, a sort of all in one that will run a full fledged secure mail service. There are many containers that can perform this and on my previous servers I used iRedmail. The main issue with most containerized mail solutions is that it requires… Continue Reading

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Linux basic install – Migrated to a new server 1 of 4

Migrated to a new server! For the past 20 years I been running various linux server to host my websites and mail. It evolved over time and the very last server was installed about 5 years ago. I decided that a new server was in order and decided to redesign some things and now here we are. Just some personal notes on how the new server is configured and setup. You can follow my steps or make changes but if you do anything thats better or noteworthy please let me know! This will be a multi-part article so that I… Continue Reading

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ECE(Elasticsearch Cloud Enterprise) snapshots with minio – TLS!

Configuring snapshots for ECE(Elasticsearch Cloud Enterprise) or deployments for ECE from a S3 object storage or on a s3 compliant storage with publicly trusted certificates are easy but how do you configure the snapshot repository if you are using self-signed or internally signed certificates ? There are 2 ways of configuring snapshot repository and snapshots on ECE. First you can configure the snapshot repository on ECE. Once you configure the snapshot repository in the Admin UI, you can configure found-snapshots for each deployment via the Admin UI. Unfortunately, for now unless your endpoint is configured with a publicly trusted certificate… Continue Reading

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Enterprisesearch with elasticsearch in docker container

Enterprisesearch in docker container Previously, on this post I’ve created a script to deploy the elastic stack using docker containers. Enterprise search was released as of 7.7.0 and it provides both AppSearch and WorkplaceSearch into a single solution. deploy-elastic.sh script I’ve added the entsearch mode so that you can deploy the Enterprisesearch and use it for AppSearch and WorkplaceSearch. Simple run ./deploy-elastic.sh entsearch 7.15.1 The script will check to see if your stack is 7.15+ or else it will exit. Enterprisesearch will be stood up using a container named entsearch Enterprisesearch will listen on port 3002 (standard port) Enterprisesearch is… Continue Reading

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Fleet server with elasticsearch in docker container

Fleet server in docker container Fleet & Fleet server was released as of 7.14.0 and it uses the elastic-agent as a single, unified way to add monitoring for logs, metrics and other types of data. Fleet server is the mechanism to connect elastic-agents to fleet. Basically a Fleet server is an elastic-agent running in a server mode so that other elastic-agents can connect to it and be managed by the fleet server to send data into elasticsearch In this article I will assume that you are using a self-signed certificate which complicate things but if you are using a public’y… Continue Reading

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Helm charts to install the Elastic Stack using minikube

On the previous post we used the minikube wrapper kube.sh to install ECK – Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes. ECK uses an operator that was created by Elastic to deploy and orchestrate the Elastic Stack in kubernetes. ECK is not the only way to install elasticsearch in kubernetes, you can also use Helm charts to install the Stack. What is the difference between an operator and helm charts? Helm Helm is a package management system for kubernetes. The packaging format is called charts. In OS terms its like rpm or deb packages. An application is packed into a package that can… Continue Reading