Configure Tautulli To Send Real-Time Notifications To Pushover

I recently configured Tautulli to send notifications through Pushover for when there’s activity on my Plex server such as Play Start/Stop, Plex Server Status etc. and works fantastically well so I decided to write a quick guide on how to do it.

Sign up for Pushover

First sign up for an account at Pushover (just remember that after a trial period, there’s a one time fee of $5 USD) and login where you will be greeted with a page showing your User Key on the right side of the screen. Take note of this as you will need it later. Now towards the bottom of the page you should see Your Applications. Click on Create an Application/API Token. Give it a name, click on the checkbox and Create Application.

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Send ESXi Host Logs To Remote Syslog Server

Under the ESXi host, navigate to Host->Manage->System->Advanced Settings and search for and click edit. Now input the address of the syslog server, in my case, a Graylog VM:

ESXi Host Advanced Settings

Enable SSH on the host and login. Navigate to /etc/vmware/firewall and create a file name.xml and add the following editing as needed:

  <service id="0000">
    <rule id='0000'>

Save the file and reload the firewall by issuing

esxcli network firewall unload

esxcli network firewall load

You should now start seeing logs in your syslog server. Just be warned that it is not persistent across reboots.

How to force passthrough of internal USB controller on a Dell PowerEdge Server

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Recently I’ve decided to give Frigate a try since as some of you already know, motion detection on most cameras can be very flaky at times and I was looking for a permanent solution to false alerts outside my home. One of the issues I encountered during the process was Frigate suggests the use of a Google Coral Accelerator for object detection (which I was lucky enough to score one during the chip shortage) but since my Frigate instance is running under a VM on ESXi, I needed to passthrough the Coral to the VM which turns out it doesn’t work under ESXi 7.x. Simply plugging in the Coral to my PowerEdge R330 server and passing it through to the VM wasn’t enough.

ESXi Host PCI devices settings