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Grafana cluster dashboard

Grafana dashboards from kube-prometheus-stack monitoring for my home single node “cluster”.

Systems

Personal Laptop

After spending the majority of my professional career on MacBooks - I use a Surface Pro 6 to run … Linux. I use this for general open source development.

$ hdparm -Tt /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
 Timing cached reads:   17742 MB in  1.99 seconds = 8922.07 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 1358 MB in  3.00 seconds = 452.51 MB/sec

Budget Build Desktop

I’ve been continually impressed by the value of AMD’s recent offerings. I use this desktop for development of Go, Windows, graphics, and security.

$ hdparm -Tt /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
 Timing cached reads:   18744 MB in  2.00 seconds = 9381.70 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 5822 MB in  3.00 seconds = 1940.50 MB/sec

Home Kubernetes

I use this to run low power Intel NUC gitops K3s Kubernetes single node “cluster”. I use this primarily for media, storage, and monitoring.

$ hdparm -Tt /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
 Timing cached reads:   7664 MB in  1.99 seconds = 3854.47 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 1348 MB in  3.00 seconds = 448.90 MB/sec