Author Archives: Chubb

Nagios Raspberry Pi Zero Temperature Sensor – Part 1

So this is my first Raspberry Pi Zero project! The goal of this project is to build a low cost temperature sensor that could be used to monitor a server room for example. I have broken it down into two … Continue reading

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Geek Christmas Office Decoration

The standard IT Christmas decoration…. Not bad for one spare evening!

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Windows Nagios MPIO Path Plugin/Check

Recently I was installing and configuring a Fiber Channel SAN. The setup consisted of a NetApp E2760 with around 40TB of space, connected to some IBM Blades running Window Server 2012 R2 via redundant SAN controllers and brocade fabric switches. … Continue reading

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MariaDB on a Small VPS

So I am in the process of migrating from a CentOS 5 VPS to a CentOS 7 one. I run various services on my VPS, most of the services are light on resources. I am running MariaDB for this blog, … Continue reading

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Nagios OpenVPN User Count Plugin/Check

So this is one of my first checks I have written for Nagios in Python. I developed the script originally just to return performance data and always return a status of ‘0’ (ok). This was so I can view the … Continue reading

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I am Back!

So it has been nearly 5 years since I last posted on here! Cannot believe it! I am always working on projects in my spare time, its time I started posting them. In my day job I have written a … Continue reading

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Fileserver Update!

At last I have ordered the final parts for my fileserver The parts should all be hear before the end of the week and the case hopefully will be here early next week. I will do some posts on the … Continue reading

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Shared Windows XP Printer With Vista/Win7

For a while I have had a simple shared printer on a Windows XP machine. I added it to my Windows Vista Laptop and all was good. The problem started when I went to add the printer to my Windows … Continue reading

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Fileserver Update

I now have the drives for my raid 5 array! Ebuyer had an offer on Samsung F3 (1TB) for £40!!!!!! So I got 3 for a total of 2TB useable space before formating. I will be using ext3 with LVM. … Continue reading

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Plans for New Fileserver!

I have been wanting to build a low powered fileserver with a ton of storage for some time. Hopefully soon I will build the new machine with the following parts: Gigabyte GA-D510UD £68.26 (1.6 dual core atom) 2gb of DDR … Continue reading

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