Sep 132020
PDU setttings

This post documents the PDU settings so I know what is plugged in where and the delay they have on power up. pdu1 – before pdu1 – outlet 1 – r720-01 pdu1 – outlet 2 – knew pdu1 – outlet 3 – slocum pdu1 – outlet 7 – LTO4 tape library pdu1 – after pdu2 […]

Sep 132020
nut - testing shutdown and startup

Today I tested the shutdown but was mostly concerned by the startup. I wanted the hosts to start in a specific order. I lived tweeted it and that thread is the basis for this post. The UPS has three groups of outlets: primary group, group 1, group 2. Each group has a On Delay setting. […]

Aug 312020

Today I added a OpenVPN client to a recent laptop I acquired. It was for my mom, but COVID19 has prevented that trip. Sometimes a task is so rarely performed that the steps are unfamiliar or even unknown. This is what I had to do today. The client zip package I create with ssl-admin works […]

Aug 162020

ZFS has a the ability to share itself within a jail. That gives the jail some autonomy, and I like that. I’ve written briefly about that, specifically for iocage. More recently, I started using a zfs snapshot for caching clearing. The purpose of this post is to document the existing configuration of the production FreshPorts […]

Aug 152020
Unintended shutdown of the #homelab

Today was battery replacement day at my place. The UPS batteries were replaced without downtime. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t downtime. I am not documenting this in real-time. This is post-event analysis. First, I wanted to change the battery replacement date, so I ran acptest on the pfSense server, to which the UPS is connected […]