Why not use the Location Plugin to do the transfers for you?
Heck, if you update to the Development versions, you don’t even have to setup rsync tunnels.
You can install the Nodes how you see fit. I’d recommend, for your case, to install all the servers as “Full Servers”, and then once the installation is complete edit the /opt/fog/.fogsettings file to use: snmysqluser=‘fogstorage’ snmysqlpass=‘fogstoragepasswordfromfogsettings’ snmysqlhost=‘IP.OF.Main.Server’
This way, all the fog servers at all of the buildings communicate to a single server.
Then you create your storage nodes based on the information of the other fog servers.
Create the appropriate groups as necessary.
Assign the images to the groups you want the images to “cross” between.
That way you have a centrally managed server, with pxe boot setup locally at each building.
The location plugin will attach to the hosts that belong at that particular building.
Please give us details on your experience or thoughts, and please feel free to ask questions. We are here to help.
Just to make it clear, Secure Boot is currently required to be OFF to network boot with FOG. Can you provide us with a screen shot of the error ? You might need to take a video to capture the error, often times the errors are only displayed for fractions of a second. What happens if you try to boot using ipxe.efi ??
At first, I didn’t know what you were talking about–the only efi file in my /tftpboot folder was snponly.efi. But then I read another suggestion from you elsewhere that maybe upgrading to trunk might help, so I tried that.
And, lo, my /tftpboot doth overflow with efi files! So I tried ipxe.efi, and it WORKS.
Also - see my old post below on the subject of using a USB dongle.
That looks like really useful info once I get this host registered. Amazing.
As you requested elsewhere, I will experiment with co-existing EFI and BIOS hosts using DD-WRT and see if I can’t contribute to the Wiki to pay it forward.
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All of mine are new clients. I will check again next Wednesday. I first saw this during multicast setup under group, but the last few have not been touched for awhile and just seem to disappear. I have a local program and I had to set it to ignore host entries with null names.