Storage Group Activity



  • Good Morning,

    I have a question regarding the “Storage Group Activity” of FOG. Currently on my FOG Dashboard it tells me that I am able to Image up to 10 Computers at once and then they will start going into a que. I was wondering if there is any way to increase my storage group activity? If so how would I go about doing this? Currently my FOG Server is running in a VM. Any help?



  • @george1421 said in Storage Group Activity:

    ask, (before you change this value) what is your goal here? Are you trying simultaneous deployments? Depending on your VM infrastructure, if you try to deploy more than 10 images from a single storage node at the same time you will run into VM resource constraints (i.e. network saturation, unable to move data fast enough from the vmdk file, and so on). So increasing this number will not improve performance, but actually hurt your overall deployment speed (IMO the default of 10 is too high to start with).
    If you need to deploy more than 5 systems simultaneously (via unicast) I might consider switching over to multicast deployments. With a multicast deployment only a single image is transmitted over your network for any number of clients at the same time.
    If you want to continue to use unicast imaging (because your network is multicas

    Okay Thank You!


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    To answer your question, For the storage node, there is a Max Clients field. You can set this number to any value you need.

    I would have to ask, (before you change this value) what is your goal here? Are you trying simultaneous deployments? Depending on your VM infrastructure, if you try to deploy more than 10 images from a single storage node at the same time you will run into VM resource constraints (i.e. network saturation, unable to move data fast enough from the vmdk file, and so on). So increasing this number will not improve performance, but actually hurt your overall deployment speed (IMO the default of 10 is too high to start with).

    If you need to deploy more than 5 systems simultaneously (via unicast) I might consider switching over to multicast deployments. With a multicast deployment only a single image is transmitted over your network for any number of clients at the same time.

    If you want to continue to use unicast imaging (because your network is multicast capable), adding more storage nodes running on different VM host servers will help. FOG has the logic to load balance imaging between different storage nodes in the same storage group.


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