Feb 102016
 

I recently got my hands on a Linksys SRW2048 switch to use as the core of my home network. The main reason why I wanted this was for VLANs so I could start experimenting with them in my homelab, but as a bonus, the switch supports SNMP which means that I can use my Zabbix instance to monitor the stats on the switch.

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Feb 032016
 

Following on from my quick review of this camera, I’ve decided to have a deeper look at the camera workings.

I generally look at the following aspects of the device –

  • Network Activity – Does the camera call home?
  • Open Network Ports – Does the camera run any unwanted servers?
  • Interoperability – Does the camera work well with other applications?

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Jan 202016
 

My home Zabbix instance was running out of space today, so I had to resize the partition that it lived on so that it would last a few more days while I worked out how to migrate it from my VMWare host to my ProxMox host.

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Jan 132016
 

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I’ve set up a Motion daemon to monitor one of my IP Cameras.

Recently, I decided to also make a graph of the motion so that I easily track when motion was detected from my IP Camera. This was easily done with the Zabbix agent as I could send data straight into a Zabbix item with zabbix_sender.

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