FOG with FreeNAS, Problems?

  • Hi!

    I am getting fired up for summer time re-imaging at our school district and am trying to get a preliminary plan for my imaging. We had to disable our FreeNAS as a storage node last summer because it was causing problems doing MultiCast imaging.

    Has anyone noticed any issues with the most current release of FOG? If so, how did you get them resolved?



    Joe Gill

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    @Joe-Gill You should have no problems running a node on CentOS.

  • @Wayne-Workman

    Thanks! I’ll build in more storage to our server farm this summer and build another FOG node.

    Wayne I’m currently running Ubuntu on my FOG server and node. Is their any reason why I couldn’t switch to Centos for the new node?

    Thanks for the feedback!!


  • Joe, that’s a pretty broad question but I’ll see if I can shed some light on this.

    The FreeNAS is not going to work with multicasting unless it supplies iSCSI directly to the fog server, and the fog server is configured to use the iSCSI. This is because the FOGMulticastingManager does multicasting, which must run on a fog server.

    So if it supports iSCSI, you are in luck. Otherwise you can make it into a regular storage node. And at that point I’d just recommend not using FreeNAS but installing fog as a storage node instead on this hardware because it would be simpler.

    Also, I believe storage nodes can multicast now too, I think it requires the location plugin to be setup. @Tom-Elliott could you confirm that statement?