In a company chat I saw someone mention spinning up a SmokePing instance to monitor for some weird drops, which piqued my interest. For those who don’t know, SmokePing is an open source monitoring application for network apps and such. I spent a little time trying to get it to work on my Raspberry Pi Zero and it just doens’t have the memory needed to get it going.

I started thinking and came up with Docker as a possible solution. A little bit of searching and I found a suitable Docker whatever-you-call-it, complete with instructions on how to get it rolling.

Of course that won’t run on the Zero either, which is why I kind of started trying to get a “reliable” OpenStack AIO home-lab setup going. So I could roll a VM that I don’t have to pay for and test it out.

That is a whole other damn bag of worms.