I've been a bit silent here lately. But don't you worry, I'm not getting bored or abandoning this blog. Instead I got a motivation to improve my Zabbix <--> Blender 3D integration from last year. Here's a quick teaser on how it looks like.
When reading this blog, you could easily think that everything is smooth sailing all the time. No. When you monitor your home IoT -- or frankly, just USE your home IoT -- you have plenty of small details to watch out for. I list them for you, so you don't have to find them out the hard way like I've done over this 1+ year of journey.
Can you create a radio station with Zabbix? Of course you can! Have you ever wondered what kind of theme song an AI would write about Zabbix? Or how it would sound like if someone would sing your Zabbix alerts? Then keep on reading.
Can you monitor an USB-connected printer with Zabbix? Of course you can! But can ChatGPT help setting up the monitoring? Well... erm... maybe! By day, I am a Lead Site Reliability Engineer in a global cyber security company, Forcepoint. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them. Welcome to my blog about the project.
Can you monitor your mobile data usage with Zabbix? Of course you can!
As it is Easter, this entry is a bit short but as I was remoting into my home systems over VPN and my phone, I got this blog post idea.
When on the go, I tend to stay connected to my home network over VPN. Or rather, an iOS Shortcut pretty much runs OpenVPN home profile for me whenever I exit my home.
I've been busy as a bee, so I've been unable to post new content here... anyway can you imagine it's been more than one year of What's up, home? already?! Time flies!
To celebrate that, here's a proof of how bad I am still with remembering to apply my facial cream. Check out this SLA report for some recent weeks. I still get alerted about it and still after an alert it can go for long enough that my SLA can be really bad. Uh oh. Maybe on one day I'll learn.
I'm entering a whole new level of monitoring and "What's up, home?" could now also be called "What's up, me?". Recently my colleague did hint me about Home Assistant's HomeKit Controller integration just to get my HomeKit-compatible Netatmo environmental monitoring device to get to return value back to Zabbix without my Siri kludge. One thing lead to another and now I'm monitoring my iPhone and Apple Watch -- so, practically monitoring myself.
Zabbix 6.4.0 has landed! I've been running the RC versions for some time now and everything's been stable, so go and update your Zabbix (with the usual cautionary steps, of course). Of course, my home Zabbix now runs 6.4.0, too.
Can you integrate a CO2 meter which really wouldn't want you to integrate it with Zabbix, with Zabbix? Of course you can! By day, I'm a Lead Site Reliability Engineer in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them.
I have an el cheapo environmental monitor by Netatmo, showing the temperature, humidity, CO2 level and noise level.
Can you create a proper weather dashboard with Zabbix? Of course you can! By day, I am a Lead Site Reliability Engineer in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them.
Since Zabbix 6.2 (or 6.0? Cannot remember...) has provided you an official OpenWeatherMap template. It gives you all the standard weather details: temperature, humidity, and so on, for any location you'd like to observe.