PowerShell from Workspace: Better Than a Batch

There are no less than three blog posts about running a batch script from Workspace floating around the internet.  I believe the first originated from Celvin here.  While this method works great for executing a batch, you are still stuck with a batch.  Not only that, but if you update that batch, you have to…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 4, InfluxDB

Now that we have our foundation laid with a fresh installation of Debian and Organizr, we can now move on to the data collection portion of our dashboard.  After all, we have to get the stats about our homelab before we can make them into pretty pictures.  Before we can go get the stats, we…

Homelab Software Licensing

I frequent /r/homelab and recently I’ve read a number of posts regarding how to get licensing for your homelab.  Obviously, there are plenty of unscrupulous ways to get access to software, but I prefer to keep everything on my home network legit.  So, how do you do that?  Software licensing is somewhat difficult for regular…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 3, Organizr Continued

I know, I know…I promised InfluxDB would be my next post.  But, I’ve noticed that Organizr is not quite as straight forward to everyone as I thought.  So today we’ll be configuring Organizr and InfluxDB will wait until our next post.  Before we continue with configuring Organizr, let’s recap our series so far: Part 1,…

MDXDataCopy: Smart Push for On-Premise

If you attended my recent presentation at Kscope18, I covered this topic and provided a live demonstration of MDXDataCopy.  MDXDataCopy provides an excellent method for creating functionality similar to that of Smart Push in PBCS.  While my presentation has all of the code that you need to get started, not everyone likes getting things like…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 2, Organizr

Welcome to Part 2 of the my soon to be one million part series about building your own Homelab Dashboard.  Today we will be laying the foundation for our dashboard using an open source piece of software name Organizr.  Before we dig any deeper into Organizr, let’s re-cap the series so far (yes, only two…

Kscope18 Recap and Presentations – Take 2

So…I posted my presentations here, but then forgot to update them on the Kscope18 site.  So, if you prefer to get them from the Kscope18 site, they should now be updated to the same version as below.  Also, there was another Kscope18 recap, so I thought I would mention here as well. Kscope18 Recaps Data…

What is a Homelab and Why do I Need One?

I’ve blogged about EPM for a few years now but I have recently decided to try to spend some more time dedicated to just homelab content.  So…what on earth is a homelab and why on earth do I need one?  I’ll try to answer this question and provide some resources for those of you interested…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 1, An Introduction

If you’ve read much of my blog, you know at this point that I like to create “series” of blog posts.  Welcome to the latest addition.  The topic of this extremely long series?  Homelab Dashboards.  So what is a homelab dashboard?  If you don’t know the answer to this question, you will likely not enjoy…

Kscope18 Recap and Presentations

As it does every year, Kscope18 has come and gone in a blur.  It’s been quite some time since my last post, something I hope to change now that Kscope18 has concluded.  This year, as has become the unfortunate trend for me, was another quick trip.  I flew in on the day of my first…