"The president’s job - and if someone sufficiently vain and stupid is picked he won’t realise this - is not to wield power, but to draw attention away from it. Zaphod Beeblebrox, the only man in history to have made presidential telecasts from the bath, from Eccentrica Gallumbits bedroom, from the maximum-security wing of the Betelgeuse State Prison, or from where ever else he happened to be at the time, was supremely good at this job."
Once you have added SSH access, we will set the IP address to a static one. Before you do this, check your router for an IP address NOT in the DCHP range. For example, if your router uses the range 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.200, you might (like me) choose to use 192.168.1.14. To double check that nothing else is using it, ping it:
Remember, you DON'T want anything to respond on that address. If there is no response, you should see a number of messages containing "Destination host unreachable".
To set up the Pi to use your selected address, edit the file /etc/dchpcd.conf and uncommenting and editing the lines that look like this:
# Example static IP configuration:
static domain_name_servers=192.168.1.254 220.127.116.11
You can leave the IPv6 line commented out with the # symbol.
In this example, my private subnet is 192.168.1.0/24, my gateway (which also serves as a DNS server) is on 192.168.1.254, I am allocating a static IP address of 192.168.1.14 and I am using Google (18.104.22.168) as a backup DNS server.
Set up Remote Desktop access
You may be fortunate enough to have a spare TV hanging around, in which case you can carry on all remaining steps using that. If someone else wants to use the TV, you can do the rest from your laptop. To do so, you will need to enable the Remote Desktop Protocol, by installing xrdp.
Very much looking forward to LogicMonitor Level Up 2020 this year.
We will be presenting our two flagship products: ReportMagic and ConnectMagic for LogicMonitor Reporting and System Integration.
For the MSP with a strong brand and monthly reporting requirements, ReportMagic automatically provides detailed reports on LogicMonitor performance and availability data, together with Inventory, Ticketing and even finance data from your Issue, Inventory and Financial systems.
For the MSP or Enterprise with LogicMonitor System Integration requirements, ConnectMagic continually keeps all of your systems in sync. No more data quality issues between systems.
Both systems support:
...and many more
I hope to see you there! We will have a stand, so please do come say hello, and maybe even stay for a demo.