Home Assistant - 'System' Dashboard Breakdown

Home Assistant - 'System' Dashboard Breakdown

Hello and welcome again to another Home Assistant dashboard breakdown! Hopefully you'll enjoy this post and possibly be able to grab a few bits for your own HA setup! Lets delve in ... Home Assistant SystemThe first column on the System dashboard shows details and stats for Home Assistant itself. The very first element shows HA uptime, version, last successful login and updates available in Supervisor (add-on store) UptimeTo show the uptime of HA, I've created a sensor using the setup shown below. Once added, this will create a sensor called sensor.hassio_uptime. sensor: platform: uptime name: Hassio Uptime unit_

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Home Assistant - 'Media' Dashboard Breakdown

Home Assistant - 'Media' Dashboard Breakdown

Greetings all! As you may have guessed from the title, today's post will going into detail around my 'Media' dashboard and how I've created and setup the different elements on this page. I recently posted this amongst the other dashboards I've made on Reddit (post here) and had a ton of responses and questions so I thought I'd knock something up and go into detail around each part. As you can see from the screenshot above I've created 4 columns, each relating and displaying certain elements to my media integrations in Home Assistant. Some of these parts can be used

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Home Assistant - Web Service 'Ping' Status Checker Thingy Sensor

Home Assistant - Web Service 'Ping' Status Checker Thingy Sensor

Hello there! If you're familiar with Home Assistant you've most likely come across or even used the 'device tracker' element (more details here). This is done by 'pinging' a device over your wireless network or having certain applications provide the information to HA such as GPS location via a third-party service (OwnTracks for example). As the name mentions, this feature allows you to 'track' your 'devices' in HA such as phones, TVs or any other WiFi enabled devices and ultimately bring back a result to say whether the device is 'Online' or 'Offline'. This is great however you may also

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SWAKES Blog 2020 Update

SWAKES Blog 2020 Update

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all and welcome back to SWAKES Blog! It's been a while since my last post and whilst I have some time spare, I thought I'd give you all an update (and some expectation) of whats to come over the next few weeks/months. Just a little obvious heads up before we delve in ... You may have noticed that site looks a little messed up at the moment with a few images missing here and there and the overall layout/theme a bit shagged ... To cut the long story short, I managed to max out space

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Delving Into Web Performance Monitoring - Sitespeed.io On Docker

Delving Into Web Performance Monitoring - Sitespeed.io On Docker

Why hello again. What's on today's agenda? Well a good old bit of performance monitoring and setting it al up using our all time favourite, Docker. And why? Well why not? This site is small fish in the www so worrying about site performance isn't a big deal but for people who run online businesses, this is something that definitely needs to be kept an eye on. So what is Sitespeed.io ... Sitespeed.io is an open source toolkit that helps you analyze and optimize your website speed and performance, based on performance best practices advices from the coach and

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Let's Build an Automated Media Server! Part 3/3 - Setting up Plex, Tautulli and Ombi

Let's Build an Automated Media Server! Part 3/3 - Setting up Plex, Tautulli and Ombi

Oh shit we've finally got to Part 3! ... For those who are wondering 'WTF?', jump over to Part 1 to explain more around what is going on. Otherwise I can assume you've already gone through the previous two parts and ready for the final leg of this setup! Plex Media ServerNow we're getting to the good stuff, Plex! Like all the other pieces to this setup we'll be installing Plex in Docker. Here is the configuration to edit and run: docker create --name=Plex -e PUID=1000 -e PGID=1000 -e TZ=Europe/London -e VERSION=docker -v /path/

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Let's Build an Automated Media Server! Part 2/3 - Transmission, Sonarr, Radarr and the Crew

Let's Build an Automated Media Server! Part 2/3 - Transmission, Sonarr, Radarr and the Crew

So Part 2. Exciting stuff. Here we'll be installing and setting up the 'Downloading' side of things. If you've jump on here wondering 'What the fuck is this?', check out Part 1 here. Transmission (with OpenVPN and WebGUI)The first container we're going to setup is Transmission. You've got two options here ... A Transmission container with our without a VPN behind it. In my opinion, you should already have a VPN provider so we'll start with! Not going to take any credit, the source for this install is here if you come across any issues, worth checking it out.

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