profile for Hannel on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

Project Work Hours

Sat & Sun 6am - 9am

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Finally got time to update my one of my servers. 7 years ago, I made a 468.07 investment for my first dedicated home lab server (aka Goliath) and has made me the man I am today ?.  This weekend provided some much-needed love to server and did some upgrades to accommodate new requirements and keep it going.

Goliath
  • Updated Drives
  • Added additional GPU
  • Replace fans
  • Install VMWare ESXi

Services on Goliath had already been moved to a backup system (See Tweet), below are info on work done this weekend.

Continue reading

This post covers a workaround to a common Linux Virtual Private Network (VPN) issue I see with cloud providers. You have a Linux Virtual Machine (VM) on Azure/GCP/AWS, you install a VPN client, configure it and connect to VPN server, all of a sudden you can no longer SSH to VM.

This happens because the VPN tunnel is now the default route, as it should be. If your VPN has port forwarding you can enable that for port 22 and you should be fine. If your VPN doesn’t have port forwarding or you do not want to pay the extra cost then this work around is for you.

Continue reading

Project saving on GCP

Needed a server on for about 4 hours a day to do some Google Drive operations, needs to be on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to save on egress. Brushed up on my GCP skills, used GCP preemptive Virtual Machine (VM) Instance, Google Cloud Functions and Google Cloud Scheduler to completed a weekend project in 2 hours.  Even had enough time to document it and write this blog page. ENJOY!!

Continue reading

This article covers the steps to install an Azure Virtual Machine Agent (VMAgent) and Extension on an Azure Windows Virtual Machine that was create from image without the VMAgent. During the deployment of an Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from image, using any other means besides the portal, you can specified whether or not to provision the Azure VMAgent.

Continue reading