Virtual Box – Scripting and Network Options (Mac OS X / Linux)

Virtual Box > Tools > Network

As well as allowing for the creation of virtual computers, Virtual Box also gives several settings for virtual networks. Following on from my last blog post (here) I am now going to take a brief look at the Virtual Box network settings. Virtual Box Network Settings Virtual network settings can be found under the “Tools”, … Continue reading Virtual Box – Scripting and Network Options (Mac OS X / Linux)

Nessus Essentials – Vulnerability Assessment: Installing Nessus

Nessus plugins intialising

Vulnerability assessment tools are used to identify risks/threats that may cause security issues in a system. Today I am going to look at a vulnerability assessment tool from Tenable called Nessus Essentials, which can (manually or automatically) scan networks for vulnerabilities and then output reports. Nessus Essentials Nessus (https://www.tenable.com/products/nessus) offers a few different vulnerability assessment … Continue reading Nessus Essentials – Vulnerability Assessment: Installing Nessus

Jenkins – Connecting To GitHub and some Python

Welcome to Jenkins!

Jenkins is a tool to help with Continuous Integration /¬† Continuous Delivery¬†(CI / CD). I originally looked at installing Jenkins as a Java web app on my Raspberry Pi during this post: https://geektechstuff.com/2019/05/26/installing-apache-tomcat-jenkins-raspberry-pi/ . I am now hoping to expand a little bit more on using Jenkins by building a freestyle project that connects to … Continue reading Jenkins – Connecting To GitHub and some Python

Grafana, Prometheus and Node Exporter On Raspberry Pi via Ansible (Raspberry Pi and Linux)

Node Exporter dashboard showing system metrics

If you want to see metrics in real time and look at web dashboards then Grafana and Prometheus may be the tools you are looking for, and if you are anything like me then you probably want to automate as much of the install as possible via Ansible. My Set Up For this blog post … Continue reading Grafana, Prometheus and Node Exporter On Raspberry Pi via Ansible (Raspberry Pi and Linux)

Installing And Configuring NGINX As A Reverse Proxy Via An Ansible Playbook

NGINX Ansible Playbook on GitHub

Today I am looking at installing and configuring NGINX with an Ansible playbook. In my previous blog posts I have looked at using an Ansible playbook to install the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack across three different computers, and then how Ansible roles can be used to organise a playbook. Note: The files for this … Continue reading Installing And Configuring NGINX As A Reverse Proxy Via An Ansible Playbook