Episode 90

Proxmox ClusterF


February 10th, 2023

47 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

Alex has major Proxmox problems. What happened, and the fix for now. Plus, the real downside to Wifi cameras and the batch of network gear on the way.

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  • blog.ktz.me - Fully automated DNS and DHCP with Ansible, Dnsmasq and Pihole — For the longest time I've made do with clicking through the Opnsense UI to add static IP reservations via MAC address mapping. It's been one of those minor friction points of network administration that I've put up with because automating the process seemed daunting. This post will detail how I solved a few interesting problems as I fully automated DNS overrides and DHCP reservations using Pihole, and the program it's built on top of Dnsmasq.
  • Cluster Manager - Proxmox VE — The Proxmox VE cluster manager pvecm is a tool to create a group of physical servers. Such a group is called a cluster. We use the Corosync Cluster Engine for reliable group communication. There’s no explicit limit for the number of nodes in a cluster. In practice, the actual possible node count may be limited by the host and network performance. Currently (2021), there are reports of clusters (using high-end enterprise hardware) with over 50 nodes in production.
  • Pi-hole — You can run Pi-hole in a container, or deploy it directly to a supported operating system
  • Ubiquiti WiFi
  • Reolink Video Doorbell PoE — At least twice clearer than the 2MP (1080p), 2K+ (5MP) resolution means a lot more information and a wider range. Individuals will be easier to recognize with richer details.
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