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November 11, 2018 at 09:12PM
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Finally getting the house put back together

After months of not having time to work on technology projects, I managed to get a few hours today and yesterday to get the home lab (mostly) back online.

So far I have:

  • Linked the external servers to the home network with an OpenVPN site to site link using Vyos and a Ubiquiti Edge router. I had this working before, but the router had to be reset when I moved from Africa to here. IP addresses all changed on this side too, so made all the changes and it is 100%.
  • Installed HTML5 RDP server on a Windows 2016 server and it seems to be working very well. This could replace Horizon for the home lab and limit costs of the VMUG subscription needed to keep that up. Tested with Libre Office and Mailbird and it all works in Chrome or Firefox well.
  • Installed a new NextCloud instance using Docker and YAML. Still lots to learn on YAML and Docker, but I am making some progress.
  • Setup a new SSL and domain for andywalsh.xyz. This seems like a better place to put things than my andywalsh.com domain since it gets hammered by DDoS all the time.