LHT65 setup and UART Serial Connection

I wired a CP2102 USB to TTL Serial Converter to the LHT65 UART connector - see images below: Then on the linux command line ran: dmesg | tail to check the device name that was added by the system. I then connected to that serial device... » More

Proxmox: adding internal private nework

In this scenario I wanted to be able to run several VMs that can communicate with each other on a private subnet e.g. 10.10.10.* and also be access the internet for updates etc. Eventually I want to expose some of the internal services. My proxmox... » More

SELinux: Create Policy for NRPE Writing

Had a problem with Nagios/NRPE checks that are configured to write a status file as part of their check. The path /var/logstate was the target created the policy below. Andrew (Urban Penguin) Youtube video is an excellent resource. Install selinux... » More

Nagios NRPE omreport errors

Nagios check for Dell OpenManage was failing after upgrade to srvadmin 9.2 with: UNKNOWN: Problem running 'omreport chassis memory': Error: SMStatus: 700 UNKNOWN: Problem running 'omreport chassis batteries': Error! XML Transformation failed UNKNOWN:... » More

check_mk: Check http service

In the WATO menu choose 'Check Plugins' and then 'Networking checks without an agent'. Find the 'HTTP/HTTPS connection' option and then click on 'Check HTTP service' beside Parameter rule set: Scroll down to the bottom and click 'Create rule... » More

check_mk: Check APT updates

On your check_mk install under the WATO menu navigate to 'Monitoring Agents' find and click on the link for 'Check for APT updates (Debian, Ubuntu)'. This is the check plugin to add to the server so copy that code. Copy the contents of that check... » More

ThingsBoard API: Get Auth Token

The auth token will be required for future API requests. I did the following using the Insomnia REST client: As a curl command that would be: curl -X POST --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --header 'Accept: application/json' -d... » More

Blink Hard Disk Light on Dell

To blink the light on a hard disk on Dell Server from the command line first get a list of the physical disks so you can check the disk ID: omreport storage pdisk controller=0 then to blink the disk: omconfig storage pdisk action=blink... » More