The ReadyNas Duo v1 is fairly old now, but is still perfectly capable of providing up to 2TB of shared RAID storage over gigabit ethernet. While it does offer email alerting, I’d prefer to add it to Observium with the rest of my lab, as that’s where the rest of...

With the release of iOS10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has removed PPTP as a supported VPN connection. Previously I had set up a PPTP VPN for remote access to my home network, so to keep this working I needed to switch to another type of VPN. iOS supports L2TP, IKEv2...

Running PowerShell scripts against Azure requires a fair bit of setup - we need a windows computer, Azure PowerShell componants, a suitable network to run from etc - and if we need to run them regularly that computer needs to stay online. Fortunately there’s a better way. By adding an...

These scripts are based on the instructions in the Azure Documentation. The first step is to set up the Azure side. This script can be run from any machine with the AzureRM PowerShell modules installed. Be sure to read it through and update the variables at the top before you...

Dynamic DNS Setting up VPN remote access on the EdgeRouter is a pretty straightforward, but without a static IP address we won’t be able to connect back home if the external IP changes. To get around this we can use a dynamic DNS provider like noip.com and have the EdgeRouter...

I needed a small tweak to my EdgeRouter config to let me connect to my bridged VDSL modem. The EdgeRouter is connected to the modem on eth0. The modem uses 192.168.1.254/24 by default, so the first step is to give eth0 an IP on the same network. Then we need...

As part of a project to build a home lab for testing, I’m upgrading my home network. My first addition is an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite. I have the ERL connected to my VDSL modem (bridged) on eth0, and to my Netgear AP on eth1. I will be creating a DHCP...