December 21, 2021

Install Home Assistant highly-available on Docker Swarm with influxDB, mariaDB and shared persistent NFS storage

Every SmartHome enthusiast loves Home Assistant. And so do I! But, with Home Assistant as your central brain and heart of your SmartHome, downtimes are nothing you want to have or run into. So I thought a lot about what would be the best, yet affordable, hardware setup to make Home Assistant as reliable as […]

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August 31, 2021

Build a Raspberry Pi 4 Docker Swarm Cluster with four nodes and deploy Traefik with Portainer

I decided to run all of my supporting homelab services in a more flexible setup, making it easy to deploy and test new features, while also ensuring that already running and needed tasks are stable and constant available. Therefore I decided to create a four node Docker Swarm cluster with four Raspberry Pis 4 8GB […]

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March 30, 2020

Test real network speeds between clients/server with iperf3 and Synology

I exchanged my Synology server for a 10Gbit capable model, and after deploying it, I wanted to confirm the actual available speed over my network. For this matter I use the tool iperf3. It is a great command line interface (CLI) based tool, that supports all varieties of operating systems: from Windows over MacOS and […]

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