December 1, 2022

Manual update Unifi Controller from 7.2.95 Java 8 to 7.3.76 Java 11 on Ubuntu server

Ubiquiti just released its new network controller version 7.3.76 and alongside with the major change of jumping from Java 8 to Java 11, the update had a lot of features and changes under the hood added. Unfortunately Ubiquiti did not release the new controller version via the official apt repositories. In the official patch notes […]

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April 13, 2022

Setup a self-hosted Unifi Controller on a hardened ProxMox LXC ubuntu container

Update hint: This guide installs via the official apt debian/ubuntu repositories, which does NOT have yet the actual controller version 7.3.76 including Java 11. If you want this new version, please follow after this install my update guide to the latest version here. With the latest release of Ubiquitis' Unifi consoles, the UXG-Pro, I am […]

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January 28, 2022

How to backup your Unifi Dream Machine (Pro) config automatically with Synology or any other UNIX device

Most owners of a Unifi Dream Machine (Pro) know about the automatic backup feature Ubiquti offers in their UDM(P) interface. The feature creates automatic backups of all your config settings and stores it locally on the device. So you can manually download it from there before you change something. But what if you forgot about […]

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December 22, 2021

Setup a WireGuard VPN on Unifi Dream Machine (UDM/UDM-Pro) and use MacOS as a client

WireGuard is quite a hyped new VPN server that has some pros why you would like to use it. Its part of the Linux kernel now and therefore you can setup a WireGuard VPN server on almost every piece of hardware. But some people might want to run it on their router, and if you […]

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August 23, 2020

Install pihole on a ProxMox LXC ubuntu container and setup as Primary DNS for a Unifi Network

Today we install the famous DNS advertisment blocker pihole in a LXC container on a Proxmox server, and set this as our network wide primary DNS server on the Unifi controller. The cool thing is that even as pihole was born as a Raspberry Pi project, it can easily run on most other Debian-based operating […]

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August 14, 2020

Custom painted Unifi Network & Server Rack in IKEA Besta shelf

In the past years I started to switch most of the technology that runs at my home towards 19" rack sized devices. Biggest reason for this was to slowly build up and progress towards a full sized 19" rack that you would find in a single family house or a small business. So for me […]

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