Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 10 – SNMP and Telegraf

Last week we dug into IPMI.  We started by getting IPMI working outside of Telegraf and then transitioned into Telegraf.  This week we’ll start down the path of SNMP.  This will likely not be the only post on SNMP and Telegraf, but it will be a good start.  Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 9, IPMI

After a break for some homelab diagrams, its time to drive back into our homelab dashboards!  This post will focus on collecting stats from IPMI sources using Telegraf.  Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS IPMI What is IPMI? If you are […]

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Homelab Diagrams: Options and Comparisons

If you are reading this post, you either already frequent /r/homelab or you should.  There is an entire flair category dedicated to people posting diagrams of their homelabs.  It also seems like at least once per week someone is asking the question…how do you create cool homelab diagrams?  I thought it would be a good idea to put together a […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 8, FreeNAS

My posts seem to be getting a little further apart each week…  This week, we’ll continue our dashboard series by adding in some pretty graphs for FreeNAS.  Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS FreeNAS and InfluxDB FreeNAS, as many of you know, […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 7, pfSense

After a small break, I’m ready to continue the homelab dashboard series! This week we’ll be looking at pfSense statistics and how we add those to our homelab dashboard. Before we dive in, as always, we’ll look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS pfSense and Telegraf If you are […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 6, Grafana Introduction

Another week, another part of the homelab dashboard series!  This week we will finally bring all of our work into Grafana so that we can see some pretty pictures.  Before we dive in, let’s take a look at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS What is Grafana? Grafana is the […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 5, Telegraf Introduction

As we continue on our homelab dashboard journey, we’re ready to start populating our time-series database (InfluxDB) with some actual data.  To do this, we’ll start by installing Telegraf.  But, before we dive in, let’s take a at the series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf Introduction Grafana Introduction pfSense FreeNAS What is Telegraf In part 1 […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 4, InfluxDB

Now that we have our foundation laid with a fresh installation of Debian and Organizr, we can now move on to the data collection portion of our dashboard.  After all, we have to get the stats about our homelab before we can make them into pretty pictures.  Before we can go get the stats, we need a place to put […]

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Homelab Software Licensing

I frequent /r/homelab and recently I’ve read a number of posts regarding how to get licensing for your homelab.  Obviously, there are plenty of unscrupulous ways to get access to software, but I prefer to keep everything on my home network legit.  So, how do you do that?  Software licensing is somewhat difficult for regular software and it isn’t any […]

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Build a Homelab Dashboard: Part 3, Organizr Continued

I know, I know…I promised InfluxDB would be my next post.  But, I’ve noticed that Organizr is not quite as straight forward to everyone as I thought.  So today we’ll be configuring Organizr and InfluxDB will wait until our next post.  Before we continue with configuring Organizr, let’s recap our series so far: An Introduction Organizr Organizr Continued InfluxDB Telegraf […]

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