Due to circumstances I don’t need to really dive into I am pairing back expenses and thus culling things like relatively unused DO droplets and the like. The Hockey-Info site is already gone and last to go was my generic linux jumphost I used for all manner of things from IRC/ZNC to testing out quick…

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So I was working on patching some of my Icinga infrastructure at work, and it seems that sometimes libyajl breaks things, as illustrated below root@icingasatellite ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite. Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel: mirror.optus.net Resolving Dependencies –>…

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So I needed to work out a way to make a script I wrote recently be deployed across a whole host of systems, turns out the only option is Chef so I had to dive into it and read a bunch of stuff.¬† Also had to try a bunch of things and ended up with…

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I’ve seen bits and pieces of the process of creating an Icinga2 (or Nagios) plugin, so here are my notes dumped straight from my brain. First and foremost we need a script to call from Icinga, in this case I created a very simple Python script to simply get the version of LibreNMS running on…

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I take my homelab very seriously, its modeled after several production environments I have worked on over the years. What follows is my recap of events over a few weeks leading up to the total failure of my central storage system, my beloved Synology DS1515 hosting 5.5TB of redundant network storage. The first signs of…

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I have been trying to keep the code chops sharp since work doesn’t require it very often anymore, usually by working on polishing up projects I’ve started in the past but let fall by the wayside.¬† Last night was a bugfix session on imgur2pdf which I have been neglecting for a while now and specifically…

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So I have been looking all over for how to make this happen and finally figured it out, preserving it for anybody else who wants to kick off a curl in a salt state to say add something into monitoring or begin another process via an API call # this will perform a curl on…

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I was working through changing my Saltstack configuration to work with LibreNMS and was working through adding devices via the API as opposed to using auto discovery and realized that basically the same query in curl works fine, but when I tried it with Postman it doesn’t work and acts like I never passed some…

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So I realized the other day I couldn’t have nice permalinks for some reason so I set out to try to figure out why and/or fix it as it had all worked fine before I migrated from Apache to Nginx a month or so ago. ¬†Unfortunately it seems like there were plenty of sites talking…

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It blows my mind that Network Manager is still as bad as ever, I just finished up getting my new phone aimed at the home VPN when I remembered that the laptop lost all the old settings in my switch to Fedora so I figured I would give it a spin and see if somehow…

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