Author: Robbie D <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 22:54:16 -0500
Some notes on setting up Ubiquiti/Unifi
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+Setting up a Ubiquiti Network
+This may sound crazy, but believe it or not, I am an IT professional. But my home network doesn't really show that. I have a Dlink can router/ap running dd-wrt. DNS is managed by a pi-hole (That is also my dhcp server) but otherwise, I have crappy wifi, and a router that overheats and bogs down my connection.
+Well not anymore. I purchased a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter-X and Unifi acces point. Finally, I'll have some semi-professional gear. I've used Ubiquiti in the past and I must say it's very nice, and fairly easy to set up, espeically if you spring for the Cloud Key. In my home use case, I didn't really want to, so I wanted tory running it on my pi-hole, which just sits around doing nothing most of the day (and will still do nothing MOST of the day).
+TODO: Setting up the ER-X
+Installing Unifi on pihole
+Setting it up
+From [this post](https://loganmarchione.com/2016/11/ubiquiti-unifi-controller-setup-raspberry-pi-3/) I got the following:
+ # apt install oracle-java8-jdk -y
+ # update-alternatives --config java
+As of right now, I absolutely cannot get the service to work properly. I have tried editing /usr/lib/unifi/bin/unifi.init and setting the JVM_MAX_HEAP_SIZE and JVM_INIT_HEAP_SIZE variables, I have tried setting unifi.xms in system.properties (By the way, I don't know if I believe that doing anything in that file has any effect if it doesn't already exist), and nothing.
+BUT there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If I create the jvm myself, Iit will run. I can do the following:
+ java -Xmx512M -jar /usr/lib/unifi/lib/ace.jar start
+The controller starts, and all is well! Not sure why I can't just make the unifi service create a usable jvm, but I'll try opening a ticket with ubnt tomorrow.
+Extra thanks to osunifi at the community.ubnt.com forums. It was their comment about Java using too much memory that lead me to that command to start the JVM manually.