Install and setup bind9 server on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017

In this quick write up I am going to go over how to install Bind 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 and do a simple set up.

Installing ESXi 6.5.0a

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In this article I will be going over how to install ESXi 6.5.0a, obtain the free license key for it and to install the license key.

Prometheus, nginx exporter install and set up

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

I have a need to do some simple monitoring of an nginx server.  All I really want to do at the end of the day is monitor the number of 404, 500s, and 200 codes coming across my log files in nginx.

It would not be too difficult to write something that monitors logs and creates a /metrics page for Prometheus.   But I want to try one of the already made exporters out there to see how well they work.

The one I am going to try out is the Prometheus metric library for NGINX  [1]

Install NodeJS 6.x LTS on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017


This is a quick write up on how to install NodeJS 6.x LTS on Ubuntu 16.04 using the apt-get install tool.

SystemD with NodeJS

Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2017

I want to run a nodeJS application via SystemD.   These will be my simple notes on how to do this.