Personal Updates and Revival!

It's been a long year. I've achieved some of my goals, ignored others, and even landed a new gig! If you can tell from my posting history, I went into this really head strong and then fell off completely, but let's start this post as to what happened to my…

Using OMD to setup Multiple Naemon/Nagios sites

Introduction Just in the short amount of time I have been researching actual usage of Thruk, I have found GitHub issues and forum posts asking how to set it up multi-tenant installations and share Thruk with clients without exposing other clients' data. There's a few ways to go about this.…

Contribute to Open Source - ACCOMPLISHED!

As you may recall from my first post, I had set some goals for myself to accomplish during the 2018 year. While it is still early into the year, I am pleased to announce that I have had two pull requests merged on GitHub! Contribution to Ansible The first pull…

Plex, the Docker & Ansible Way! pt. 2 - Plex on Docker

Testing with Plex and Docker Now, at this stage in my life, I know what a container is, what Docker is, why it is important, and even a little bit of use. However, I see these nice, long, well documented Docker Hub descriptions, I get a little intimidated. It's not…

Plex, the Docker & Ansible way! pt. 1 - Setting up Plex

Background Shortly before the holiday break, I was gifted an old Dell PowerEdge R210. I was told "It will make a great media server for your home!" I thought to myself, media servers are over done.. I should setup a test environment with it! I brought the big…

Hello, world!

Just a quick introduction of myself: My name is Ben and I am an IT Engineer working internal and external projects for a Managed Service Provider. By night, I am a father, husband, friend, and standard nerd: spending what free time I have trying to further my skill set (even…