About Mark Slatem

Mark, a self-confessed coffee addict, Sci-fi enthusiast and Nature lover. Found most days perched in front of his Macbook - playing with cool web stuff. He lives in gorgeous Melbourne Australia with his wife and son. When not working he can be found reading a book or strolling on the beach listening to podcasts. Follow @trentster

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Use Zabbix to Monitor any windows service

Use Zabbix to Monitor any windows service

An overview of how to monitor any Windows service with Zabbix. In this comprehensive screencast guide, we will cover how to monitor specific services on windows and alert and graph on them within Zabbix. This is particularly useful if you have an important application installed on your windows server that has a dependent service that(…)

SmartOS iPXE boot with pfSense

SmartOS iPXE boot with pfSense

TFTP Server Setup iPXE Configuration pfSense DHCP Setup Web Server Configuration PXE Boot in Action In a previous blog post we covered booting a full iso image using gPXE for etherboot. I was asked by some blog readers why, since development of gPXE stopped in 2010, did I not rather use the recommended iPXE boot(…)

Project FiFo API via Python Client

In this article we will cover installing “PyFi” which is Project FiFo’s Python based console client that enables remote interaction and control of your FiFo cloud via the FiFo API. This is incredibly useful tool and can be used as an alternative method to orchestrate your FiFo cloud via your own in-house web interface. Alternatively(…)

Project FiFo SSH Key Screencast

This is a very quick screencast to demo the integrated ssh key management in Project-FiFo. Watch on you tube in HD 720P A quick demo showing integrated user key management and how ssh key login works with a newly created machine. Highlights: Shows where SSH public key should be added for individual users Demonstrates New(…)