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Day 24 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 24 of #100daysofhomelab and most of it was spent migrating my ADS-B stuff from a VM to a Raspberry Pi (see Day 23 for links). So far, I am “feeding” FlightRadar24, ADSB Exchange, FlightAware and RadarBox. I also love some of the graphs I am getting out of it below. Currently, the antenna I am using is a little small and hanging out of a window, so I am missing some flights. The next plan is to get a better one and move the Pi to the CloudShed where I can mount the antenna better.

Day 23 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 23 of #100daysofhomelab and i am trying to do some migration today. I built my ADB-S monitor for both FlightRadar24 and ADBSExchange on my ESXi host, and now i want to move it to my Raspberry Pi… So, trying to get my Pi 4 working (not sure if the SD is wonkey, or something else is wrong) but thats my challange… I am using the following guide which allows you to run this as a docker instance on the Pi, which means, in theory, adding extra servers (which, in the case of the premium ones, like FlightRadar24) give you free service while you supply data.

And as usual, some links i found…

That’s about it for the day. Till next time…

Day 22 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 22 of #100daysofhomelab and I have been planning out my network update for when my RB5009 arrives… Not ready to share, yet, but it should be here on the 2nd Feb, so I will have a plan (maybe) by the weekend… Other than that, it’s a link dump for today:

Ok, I kind of got the following diagram, but it only makes sense in my head, and I’m not even sure it makes sense there… I’ll leave this here without further explanation, till maybe the weekend…

Day 21 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 21 (slightly late, forgot to post this last night) of and its a links day.

on a more different note, my Mikrotik RB5009UG+S+IN is finally on its way! Hopefully will have it next week! Happy days!

Day 19 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 19 of #100daysofhomelab and not done a lot today, so its mostly links…

Day 18 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 18 of #100daysofhomelab and today I moved my Unifi Protect cameras from my UDM Pro to my Cloud Key Gen 2. Why? The UDM Pro is still stuck on Unifi OS 2.4 (hopefully it will get 3 at some stage…). The Cloud Key Gen 2, however, does run 3.0. Some of the new Protect features are limited to Unifi OS 3.0, and I wanted to try them out. Also, my UCK has a 5Tb HDD in it, but my UDM only has 3, so I get more recording space from the UCK. So far, seems to be running well. Everything else is still on the UDM Pro. Only Protect has moved. More tomorrow.

Day 17 of #100daysofhomelab

day 17 of #100daysofhomelab, and I haven’t done much, so its a link roundup today:

Day 16 of #100daysofhomelab

day 16 of #100daysofhomelab, and my test from yesterday paid off!

droped from 10 to less than 4gb of RAM used on one of my proxmox boxes by moving the storage from local ZFS to NFS… Mind you, only seems to have made a difference on this box…

On a more different note, this blog is now on the fediverse. You can subscribe by searching for @tiernano on your fediverse client. It is done with the help of pfefferle/wordpress-activitypub: ActivityPub for WordPress (github.com).

Day 16 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 16 of #100daysofhomelab and not much going on. Busy with work. I am running a test though. I seen the following tweet a few days back:


Given some of my smaller boxes are running 90%+ memory usage, i have decided to move the VMs from my NUC to my QNAP storage box. Its going to take a while to move them over, but we see what RAM usage is like after.

Just for reference, this is the before: