Plex Server Setup – Part II: Making a Filesystem

After the clean install of ubuntu, I only had a 4GB OS partition setup for me. This partition lived on a single physical volume (PV), volume group (VG) and logical volume (LV). These are important concepts to understand Linux filesystem structures. The first step in expanding my storage is to create a separate logical volume … Continue reading Plex Server Setup – Part II: Making a Filesystem

Plex Server Setup – Part I: Resizing OS Volume

Full disclosure, as someone who’s spent most of his career designing and building software, I don’t often get the opportunity to tackle good old fashioned system administration tasks, especially on Linux. However, since my introduction to PLEX –an open source home media server—I’ve had more opportunities. I’ve recently acquired a new server that I plan … Continue reading Plex Server Setup – Part I: Resizing OS Volume

OpsWorks + Auto-scaling Windows Stacks

AWS has multiple ways of enabling Auto-scaling of EC2 instances. Two of which are Auto-Scaling Groups and OpsWorks. When setting up a stack in OpsWorks you’ll notice that you can add Load-based instances to scale the stack beyond the fixed instances you establish. The scale configuration that you specify on the below screen should be … Continue reading OpsWorks + Auto-scaling Windows Stacks