LibreNMS on the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3


LibreNMS is a fork of Observium – per the LibreNMS Github: “We intend LibreNMS to be a viable project and community that: encourages contribution, focuses on the needs of its users, and offers a welcoming, friendly environment for everyone.” This project is going to utilize a Rapberry 2, Raspian Jesse…

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Installing the Crashplan Jail on FreeNAS


Utilizing the Crashplan Jail on your FreeNAS breaks down to the implementation of the following steps: Installing the Crashplan Jail Configuring the Crashplan Jail Linking storage paths to the Crashplan Jail Installing the Crashplan application on your desktop/laptop and linking the GUI interface to your Crashplan Jail Step 1: Installing the…

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Deploying printers via Group Policy Preferences

Selecting GPP in User Settings

Deploying large numbers of printers to the correct individuals in a large environment is always a challenge. I personally am a fan of utilizing Group Policy Preferences, and the multiple filters available for the individual preferences. There are several obstacles that need to be addressed to guarantee the success of your…

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Observium on the Raspberry Pi 2

Observium on Raspberry Pi 2

I love Observium, an open source network monitoring platform. I monitor anything and everything with this tool: firewalls, servers, routers, switches, wireless access points, printers… the possibilities are endless. If you are not familiar with Observium, please check out everything you are missing at their site: The Raspberry Pi 2…

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Ubuntu on the $59 WinBook TW700 Windows 8.1 Tablet – Step 2


PLEASE NOTE: This is an attempt to explore the feasibility of running Ubuntu on a Bay Trail tablet. It will not be uncommon to experience kernel panics and unexpected behavior at this point in time with Linux and Intel’s Bay Trail hardware. The tablet can run a little hot during the…

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Portable FOG Server


Professionally, I am a “Network Engineer” for an IT Services provider, which leads me to be a jack of all trades, and a master of none. One of the tasks that our group occasionally runs across is the deployment of desktops and laptops. Most of our clients are not huge…

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