The Great Homelab Migration – Part 6 – Dynamic DNS

Now that I have a DNS server and a DHCP server, it’s time to connect them together. I’m going to give this guide a shot. Setup DHCP Add the line ‘allow client-updates;’ to /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf, copy the key file over from the DNS server and include it in the config, and add the zones that will be updated.

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The Great Homelab Migration – Part 5 – Ringer

Things are starting to get moving on migrating the lab away from my legacy Windows environment. I’ve got HomeSeer moved to a NUC, proxmox installed on the old HomeSeer hardware, and a shiny new bind server up and running. The next big requirement is DHCP. This one was easy to name. Coming again from Fulton Brewery, it’s time to build…

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The Great Homelab Migration – Part 4 – letitroll

Time to get a new DNS server up and running. I didn’t have as much luck with finding a really good name for the primary DNS servers I’ll be adding to the network, but I do have two really similar names that should work well for the eventually dual-DNS setup I plan to have. The first DNS server I have…

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The Great Homelab Migration – Part 3 – Insurrection

The NUC migration¬†for my HomeSeer install has been running well for about a week, and it’s time to re-purpose the previous hardware for bigger things. I’m not going to claim that I can see the future, but I can’t ignore the fact that two weeks after deciding to start this migration project, the power supply fan and two case fans…

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The Great Homelab Migration – Part 2 – Expat

The NUC has arrived and it’s time for the first build and migration. It’s a NUC, so there really isn’t a whole lot to the build though so this will mostly be about what comes after the build. I did come up with a new name for this build. I was going through a few beer lists for some local…

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The Great Homelab Migration – Part 1 – The Plan

My homelab has grown and changed a lot over the years, but rarely has it gone through as big of a migration as I’m planning now. In college it was a playground for whatever random project I was working on, or crazy idea I came up with. When I graduated and got a job, it became a learning lab for…

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SQL Error Log Daily Email Report with PowerShell

In my job, I wind up helping out our DBAs with various tasks for setup, troubleshooting, and reporting. It’s definitely not my main job and I’m still learning a lot from them and from training courses (SQL Skills Accidental DBA was a great one), but when they told me they had some simple PowerShell they were using manually on a…

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Custom Application Deployments with PowerShell (Part 1)

A major part of my job is deploying custom applications, and ensuring they are deployed correctly. They are a variety of IIS applications and Windows services, and the application as a whole is designed to be able to scale at any part of the data path. We also have multiple environments of this application that each have their own purpose,…

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