After using ESXi for almost a decade, and around 3 for Snakeoil development, I decided it’s time to move on to other hypervisors with my new Ryzen server.
I want dedicated hypervisors running on bare metal, so the two leading contenders are XCP-ng and Proxmox VE . At the time I tried searching online but just could not find a definitive answer for my use case.
In the end I decided to go with XCP-ng first and see how it goes. After about 5 months of use, I decided to try out Proxmox VE. Here’s my experience so far with XCP-ng and now PVE.
I’ve been through a lot of Raspberry Pi cases over the years (2, 3, 4), from all acrylics to metal. While they all do the job of protecting the electronics, none of them are pretty. Some of the cases are so poorly designed using the the Pi becomes a pain. Granted that’s all my fault as I chose the cheapest items with the quickest delivery from e-Bay.
These are mistakes I meant to fix. And I did so with the Argon One (AUD$47.50). Money well spent as this is the best Pi enclosure I experienced by far.
Untangle is a software network firewall/router/security_appliance solution that gives you insight of your home network traffic right out the box (Compared to say pfSense). However, there is a quirk, a horizontal scrollbar will appear if you have too many network interfaces. This is a problem as the number of detected clients per network are now hidden by the horizontal scrollbar, like so:
There is a simple way to fix this, and that means modifying a single CSS file. Read on to find out more.
In an earlier article, we talked about how Jumbo Frames can improve music playback, and how the emotion connection is lost without it. If you havn’t read that article yet, hit it up and read that article first before this.
Up to speed (No puns intended)? If so, let us continue on!
This article will expand on the first article and discuss network strategies - in other ways, describe various connection methods. This is part #2 of of the networking series.