@langerwo said in Questions about how FOG is Working:
Hardware/Software inventory ( i think there is no software inventory)
Hardware inventory is done either through the registration process of a new computer, or via the fog client service that gets installed in your golden image prior to capture. There is no software inventory. If you need this kind of information then you need to use a third party tool like PDQ Inventory, OCS, Spiceworks Desktop, etc.
Software deployment is done by creating what FOG calls snap-in packages. These are deployment packages picked up by the FOG client service running on the deployed computers. Or you can use a tool like PDQ Deploy
This is a function of your target system OS. FOG does’t care about OOBE or kickstart operations of the target OS. If you are talking about MS Window, then you will need to build a golden image, sysprep it, capture with FOG and then deploy with FOG.
i know for the unattend i need a prepared Image and the Software deployment works with some kind of plungins
Again if we are talking about MS Windows, you need to build your golden image in Audit mode, or use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to create your golden image with all of the windows updates and applications installed. There is no fog plugin to do this, FOG is an image cloning tool.
but how is the Hardware inventory working? is there a PXE image loaded? And whats inside?
FOG uses the PXE process to transfer the FOS (Fog Operating System) to the target computer to capture and deploy images. FOS is a highly customized linux operating system built specifically for image capture and deploying withing the FOG environment.