Upgrading the Dockerized Unifi Controller

Fri, Jan 8, 2016

Containers bring a slightly different approach to operations. So now that we covered Migrating a UniFi Controller to a Docker container now we’ll go over upgrading the controller and it’s container. Getting Updates Since we’re using a named container there’s a bit of a dance involved to update it while keeping our volumes. First step is to pull the new version of the docker image, if one exists. docker pull jacobalberty/unifi:latest If there’s no update then the output will look like this and we can stop here.

Migrate Unifi Controller to Docker

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

I have been a fan of the Ubiquiti Unifi APs and have been running one at home now since mid-2011. The Unifi APs do have a controller service that should be run on a computer on the network that is used for AP configuration, captive portal, event logging, and metrics collection. Ubiquiti provides packages for Windows, OSX, as well as Ubuntu/Debian to set this up. I’ve been running the controller on my home server, which runs Ubuntu, for the past several years.

Site 2.0

Mon, Nov 23, 2015

After several years of neglecting my website I thought it was time for a reboot. While I don’t think I’m fully settled into the new site. I’m happy enough with it to go live with a new look and new platform. I have a few posts planned and hope to be more regular about writing posts. But life always has a way of interfering with plans like that so we’ll see.

Installing Ubuntu Server on an unsupported raid controller

Sat, Oct 16, 2010

At work we recently purchased a new file server that has a brand new Areca 1880 series RAID controller. Which unfortunately is not supported by the arcmsr kernel module that ships with Ubuntu Server 10.04.1. So I looked around on the web for someone who’s blazed this trail before me and only found the occasional forum post that offered a few hints for a particular problem that someone ran into in this process.

Xbox vs Managed Switch

Wed, Oct 13, 2010

A few months ago I decided to do what a lot of geeks do. No…not go to Comic-Con. I decided to wire up my house with ethernet. The main goal here was really to get GigE between my office on the 2nd floor and the basement where my file server is located. I figured as long as I’m pulling cables I might as well take the plunge and wire up the whole house and to do it right.