Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4 doing domotics

    

I already run Domoticz using a Synology package and a couple of docker containers. But this is complicated to maintain. And the Syno App doesn’t seem to be updated frequently. Not being said the management of the USB sticks is quite random. So I decided to get myself a Raspberry Pi 4 and run everything from there.

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OpenBSD 6.7 on PC Engines APU4D4

    

I just got myself a PC Engines APU4D4. I miss an OpenBSD box providing home services. It’s quite simple to install and run OpenBSD on this machine. And you can even update the BIOS from OpenBSD.

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Update Lenovo X260 BIOS with OpenBSD

    

My X260 only runs OpenBSD and has no CD driver. But I still need to upgrade its BIOS from time to time. And this is possible using the ISO BIOS image.

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Upgrade VMware ESXi 6.5 to 6.7 using the esxcli console tool

    

I decided to run VMware ESXi on my Online/Scaleway Start-2-L server. Using the online.net installer, you can “only” get ESXi 6.5.0d (64BITS). So here’s how to upgrade to 6.7.

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OpenBSD 6.5 with FDE on Online/Scaleway start-2-L/SuperMicro X11SSE-F

    

Online by Scaleway provides dedicated servers in France. The start-2-L reference is a “small” server that ships with KVM over IP. It is based on SuperMicro X11SSE-F . So far, the hardware seems to be supported pretty well and it is possible to run OpenBSD with Full Disk Encryption.

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