Since putting Nagios Core on my Pi the other day and getting it to monitor my basic network environment for a start I then looked at the monitoring my Public IP for if it changes. Almost straight away I found a Python plugin called check_public_ip which does the trick and now Nagios checks the Public IP every hour and alerts if it changes.
Nagios – Putting My Pi To Good Use !
As with a lot of people it seems, I’ve had a Raspberry Pi knocking around for ages now which has really been doing anything.
This weekend I decided to start a project to rebuild it with Raspian Buster Lite and turn it in to a monitoring box using Nagios for my home network and maybe even look in to adding temperature and humidity probes at some point.
FreeNAS – Speeding up my NFS Datastore for XenServer
While using a nested XenServer 7.1 on VMware ESXi 6.5 to test something unrelated I noticed that running sdelete on one of my Gold Image VMs was painfully slow. Looking on the XenServer performance I could see that the write latency was nearly 100ms to the NFS SR which would explain it being painfully slow on a VM.
LoginVSI – Scripting Browser Random Content
Following on from my investigations and scripting to make LoginVSI open random web content like the built-in Web_Start_Random function I decided to create another script allowing the choice between Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome.
Setting Up OpenOTP With Citrix Gateway
After many, many years of recommending two-factor authentication to customers for their Citrix Gateways, I finally got round to setting it up again on my home test lab.
LoginVSI – Automatically Play Video Content In Chrome
During my investigations and scripting to allow randomised web content for Google Chrome when using LoginVSI I came across another small annoyance. Whereas I could now deliver a random video page to Chrome as part of a workload the video would not automatically play.
LoginVSI – Random Web Content Using Google Chrome
Whilst on site at a customer who are using LoginVSI to load-test their EUC environment I put together the functionality to use Google Chrome in workloads as a replacement for Internet Explorer.
With the release of Microsoft Server 2016 earlier this month, I decided it was time to actually fire it up on my home network. After a few fruitless searches online I decided to see if the same trick for running Windows 8 / 2012 on ESXi 4.1 would work and I was pleasantly surprised when it did !
So after a couple of years in hiatus, Lost-it,org is back online !