Ramblings of an IT geek
Pain is a relative thing, so for some people spending 2-3 days tinkering with FreeNAS after an upgrade might not actually feel that painless, but in the grand scheme of things, it probably took less time than I was expecting before I started. read more…
At the end of last year, I wrote a blog about our new kitchen here. At the other end of our kitchen is an open plan dining area which was redecorated at the same time. The finishing touch was to replace the dining room lamp, which I didn’t mind but my partner did. We’ve really struggled to find something both of us like and after visiting too many shops, and ordering and returning 3-4 online lights I’d pretty much given up. I then got an e-mail from her suggesting a futuristic looking Philips Hue model, which I’d not even considered considering how much she moans about the Hue GU10’s in the lounge that can only be turned on and off using Alexa! I had to check she was’s joking, but apparently not, so another was ordered online pretty safe in the knowledge that Amazon would take it back without any problems if it didn’t fit in.
Another blog started some time ago that I thought I’d finish off! I’ve mentioned some of my home automation stuff in previous blogs, and whilst it’s nothing particularly complicated, I’ve always struggled with one small part.read more…
So after my last post about Docker here, I’ve spent quite a bit of time playing with various configurations before finally settling on something that’s been running stable for the past week or so. I suspect it won’t be how I run things long term, but it should help me decide what the future looks like.
Said In a darts commentary 20-20-60 stylee!
After my last, and longest blog, I’ll try and keep this one a little shorter. It’s really just here to commemorate reaching 100 blogs. Never when I started did I imagine I’d still be writing to myself!
This is going to be a bit of a long (Lapland) holiday type blog, so wrap up warm, grab yourself some hot berry juice and get comfortable by the fire!
There have been lots of posts about Docker on the FreeNAS forums over the last 12 months, and I didn’t pay much attention to them. I could do everything I needed through a combination of Jails and VirtualBox VM’s so why did I need Docker? Well, to be honest, I still don’t know, but I have managed to create a bhyve VM running RancherOS and Portainer so I can try and find out!
When I get started on stuff like this, I like to try and get it finished, so unsurprisingly I spent some time yesterday evening looking at how I would recreate my CrashPlan VM, currently running CentOS in VirtualBox, using iohyve and bhyve.
I’ve been meaning to look again at moving my VirtualBox (vbox) Virtual Machines (VMs) into the built-in hypervisor (bhyve using iohyve, the bhyve manager) that’s now in FreeNAS, but at my last attempt, last year didn’t get very far. I had a little time this afternoon, so thought I’d give it another go!