pfSense, Suricata, and Splunk


There are a few blogs out there on the internet that walk you through setting up a pfSense Splunk forwarder, and a few more that talk about getting your suricata IDS logs into your Splunk, but there is not an all-in-one guide to help you do both. I wrote a blog post for my work which can be read here!

Unraid on a Dell R510 – How to install and get started

After years of running Windows Server as my primary server OS for my homelab, I am starting to branch away and go different routes with how I want my homelab to function. In the past, I had Windows Server 2012R2, 2016, and 2019 with a software called stablebit drive pool to pool my JBOD setup into one network share. While this served its purpose, I recently replaced my laptop OS from Windows back to glorious Linux and Windows SMB for file shares wasn’t cutting the bill. This blog post is the journey of getting Unraid onto my Dell R510 outfitted with 35TB of spinning disks.

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Network Overview

This is my network overview of the “Milkyway.Galaxy” domain. My entire network is named after planets and the solar system. Every week I decide to change/add/remove something so it’s constantly evolving. My network is broken into multiple VLANs to allow segmentation of the network. I use a custom built PfSense router running version 2.4.x as of the time of writing this. From my router, it feeds into my 2960x stack which is setup as router on a stick VLAN configuration.

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Grafana on Ubuntu Server 18.04 | InfluxDB / Telegraf

Recently, I setup Grafana at my workplace to allow more visibility on our network. In the past I have played with Grafana in my homelab but I didn’t understand how It could be useful for me at the time when I only had one server. Now that I have a handful of servers that can be a pain sometimes to monitor, I’ve decided to give Grafana another go.

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