Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 8, FreeNAS

My posts seem to be getting a little further apart each week…  This week, we’ll continue our dashboard series by adding in some pretty graphs for FreeNAS.  Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS FreeNAS and InfluxDB FreeNAS,…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 7, pfSense

After a small break, I’m ready to continue the homelab dashboard series! This week we’ll be looking at pfSense statistics and how we add those to our homelab dashboard. Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense pfSense and…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 6, Grafana Introduction

Another week, another part of the homelab dashboard series!  This week we will finally bring all of our work into Grafana so that we can see some pretty pictures.  Before we dive in, let’s take a look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction What is Grafana?…

Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 5, Telegraf Introduction

As we continue on our homelab dashboard journey, we’re ready to start populating our time-series database (InfluxDB) with some actual data.  To do this, we’ll start by installing Telegraf.  But, before we dive in, let’s take a at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction What is Telegraf In part…

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,…

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…

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…