GlusterFS /etc/fstab mount options GlusterFS/NFS testing in Ubuntu 22.04

Posted on Sunday, March 5, 2023


I got a basic set up working for GlusterFS and now I want to make sure I am mounting it correctly and do some testing with NFS and GlusterFS in /etc/fstab



Installing GlusterFS 10.3 on Ubuntu 22.04 and get it working

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2023


I have wanted to set up a GlusterFS cluter for a long time.   For those who do not know GlusterFS is a pretty neat scalable network-attached storage file system.  It’s hard to describe what it does in a few words.  Its better to see it in action then you will get it.


In this article I am just going to get GlustreFX installed and up and running.



Installing ESXi 7.0 on a whitebox server

Posted on Sunday, March 7, 2021


Server specs


It can be a pain to get common hardware working with ESXi especially network cards….


Gigabyte Z390 UD LGA 1151


Core i3-8100 Coffee Lake


32 GB 2x16GB
DDR4-3200 Corsair

Ethernet Card

Gigabit Pro/1000 CT PCI-e Desktop Adapter EXPI9301CT

Pfsense ntop getting prometheus data

Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2021


I have pfsense with ntopng installed on it.
I would like to get some of this data from ntop into my prometheus se

so I can make cool graphs of my data usage in Grafana.






Lowering Your Video Streaming Bandwidth

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2021


OK last month I went over my bandwidth limit.  My Bandwidth limit is pretty high 1.2 TiB each month… That sounds like a lot.  But with everyone home these days and folks watching more and more videos it all adds up.

I know for myself many podcasts I used to listen to I know watch on YouTube which greatly increases how many Bytes I download.

So I have two options use less bandwidth or pay for unlimited.   Truth be told I will eventually pay for unlimited because I do see over time my usage just going up and up and up.  More videos, more games, more music, … just more.  But I want to push off the inevitable a few more months.


So how can I do this?  Well try and go after my worst bandwidth offenders, Streaming Videos.   Due to the pandemic we now have almost all the major streaming services so I want to explore what the current GiB/hr they usually run and how, if at all, I can reduce them.