Matt's Blog

My blog about tech and stuff.

My LG OLED TV is crashing

I love my LG OLED TV, I believe the picture quality is unbeatable and I could call myself an LG TV advocate. However, this is not to say they’re flawless. I like WebOS, but’s it becoming clunky and slow - there’s too many advertisements all over the place and the UI is not as responsive as it used to be - this is said based on my experiences of owning two C1 models of 55 and 65 inch size. Continue reading

DNS service discovery for Prometheus

2023-02-28 Observability
Background story Back when I ran SCOM, in addition of Windows machine monitoring and Event Log aggregation, it was performing a duty of ping testing all the servers in my environment. This was a very useful feature as it allowed me to quickly identify servers that were down or unreachable. The main quirk was that it was only aware of the servers that I manually added and not able to discover things automatically as I didn’t have the right setup to leverage the SNMP based discovery. Continue reading

Veeam Exporter for Prometheus

2023-02-27 Observability
Over the past couple of months I’ve put a considerable amount of time into deployment of a monitoring infrastructure in my home-lab that would replace Splunk and SCOM. In a way, this setup introduced a new level of monitoring which I did not have before, I’ve deeply fallen for metrics and the power of Prometheus and pretty much sunk into the Grafana’s LGTM ecosystem, quickly implementing Tempo and Loki for a full experience. Continue reading

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the first post on my new blog. I will be writing about all things related to IT, mainly focusing on VMware and Microsoft technologies. I will also be writing about my personal projects and other things that I find interesting.