Home Lab NTP Server

How to create your own home lab NTP server? While I’m not an expert on NTP (network time protocol), I decided to create my own NTP server for my home network. This was for multiple reasons: To learn about NTP servers and clients.Take the load of NTP off of my pfsense home router.Audit my home …

Veeam instant recovery to a VM

How to use Veeam instant recovery to a VM. With Veeam version 10 (I assume and above) you can instant restore a physical server backup to a VM. In Veeam navigate to your backups and right click on a physical server backup. Go to “Instant VM recovery” and choose either “VMware” or “Hyper-V.” *Important Note* …

How to use Cloudflare with Pfsense

Recently, I tried to use Cloudflare with Pfsense. I used the IP addresses 1.1.1.3 and 1.0.0.3. Those IP addresses are meant to use DNS to block malware and adult content sites. I ran into an issue getting the content blocking to work and wanted to share. First, in Pfsense, I went to System > General …