December 5, 2020

Reroll and downgrade Proxmox Server Cluster after faulty upgrade

This is a quick tutorial about a case I recently encountered. After a upgrade of a clients Proxmox cluster to the latest version, two very important VMs were not able to power on again. As it turned out fixing the root of the issue would take much longer than the downtime would allow for, as […]

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September 25, 2020

Proxmox 6.2-11 VM GPU PCIe passthrough for Windows 10 on AMD EPYC 7402P and ROMED8-2t

Its very important to keep the order of this guide and not add and setup things prior or later, as this will create errors. Also I tried to keep it as detailed as possible, therefore it is going to be a fairly long article. Use this index to quickly jump to the area you need: […]

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September 20, 2020

Setup a Proxmox Two-Node High Availability Cluster with a RaspberryPi as a third Quorum vote device (qdevice)

In this tutorial we are creating a Proxmox cluster with two physical servers, node1 and node2, and we will add a RaspberryPi as a third Quorum device to make the Proxmox cluster working as intended in High Availability mode with having an odd number of cluster votes. This gives smaller business or a homelab user […]

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September 12, 2020

Automatic backups for Proxmox Server Nodes to a Synology NFS share

Problem to solve: If you have a Proxmox Server and you like tinkering around with it like I do, then you probably know that feeling that all of a sudden nothing seems to be working as it used to be and you want to re-roll to a certain point and just start all over again. […]

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September 4, 2020

Build a smart MagicMirror with two displays running on Raspberry Pi

This project was already build in 2015, but due to a recent reinstall of the MagicMirror software on my mirror, I decided to share the whole build including the up to date software setup process from scratch. Also I can tell that it ran flawless for the past 5 years now, so pretty stable 🙂 […]

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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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June 14, 2020

Install expressVPN with kill switch and jDownloader2 in a ProxMox LXC container

This install is similar to the install on Raspbian and a raspberry pi, still there are some specialities and traps you can run into, especially with the virtual architecture and openvpn service. If you want to install the same setup on a Raspberry Pi, please read my earlier guide on this topic. WARNING: the openvpn […]

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October 21, 2019

Automatic backups for Raspberry Pis to a Synology NFS share

Problem to solve: If you have some Raspberry Pis at home and you like tinkering around with them like I do, then you probably know that feeling that all of a sudden nothing seems to be working as it used to be and you want to re-roll to a certain point and just start all […]

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October 11, 2019

Install nodejs & npm on Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or 4

First update the Debian apt package repository to include the NodeSource packages: Now that we have added the NodeSource package repository, we can move on and install Node.js! After it finished validate install by typing: You should get a response like "$ 12.10.0". Now you are good to go to run npm.

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