Mikrotik monitoring using zabbix

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Intro comes here Client setup Log in to your router using winbox: Go to IP -> SNMP: The SNMP Settings panel will appear. Check Enabled, enter your email address into the Contact Info field and assign a descriptive Location. Enter public as Trap Community and set the Trap Version to 2. Server setup -=placeholder=-

Mikrotik automated maintenance

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Let’s look a bit at one of Mikrotik routers most powerful capability: scripting. Using scripts we can automate updating and backups, so we can sleep a bit easier. We also can send the backups directly via email, so I will assume that you have a (spare) email address from where to send notifications. Email setup Log in to your router with …

Deploying a Windows VPS on Proxmox VE

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Deploying a (modern) Linux/BSD VPS on a Proxmox VE is easy and requires no extra steps, since they have built in VirtIO support since kernel 2.6.25. For Windows its a bit more tricky, we need to use additional drivers, that can be obtained free of charge and in a neat iso package from here. Upload both your Windows installer and …

MySQL master-master replication on Windows

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This post serves as a how to on how to set up MySQL master-master replication. Since I’m doing it on Windows, I wanted to make it as easy as possible, so I will be using a free SQL client, namely SQLyog community edition, that can be downloaded from here. For the MySQL itself the official community edition installer …

Protecting a web directory in Virtualmin

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Virtualmin makes it easy to protect websites (or just parts of it) with an email / password combination. The nice thing about it is that you have granular control over which user has access to what. The user doesn’t have to remember a new password, it will simply be his/her old email password. Let’s see how it works! Go to …

Installing older printers on Windows 10

So I had a problem at work: a client had a pretty old printer and after a Windows 10 update they couldn’t install its driver. Let’s see how we can resolve the issue. The printer in question was a Sharp AR5316E and the error message was the following: “Windows can’t install the kernel-mode print driver. To obtain …

Site to site OpenVPN: pfSense <-> Mikrotik

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In this tutorial we will look at how to set up a site to site VPN between a pfSense server and a Mikrotik client using OpenVPN the proper way. We’ll be taking advantage of pfSenses superb certificate management features to do SSL/TLS instead of just a pre-shared key. Our client will be a Routerboard RB2011 detailed in …

Mikrotik RB2011 introduction & initial configuration

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Let’s talk about Mikrotik’s RB2011 routers for a second. They are pretty nifty, even though on the hardware side they are a bit lacking the software makes more than up for it. There are a lot of different sub-models, this one, RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN is the beefiest, featuring an SFP cage, b/g/n Wireless, a micro-USB port and an LCD screen. …