Is FOG able to fit my needs?



  • Hi all,

    i am doing some research for a project i want to realize with FOG. I want to know if this is possible.

    We have a client who has different PC’s where people can user our applications. The customer has “sub-customers”. The way we are doing things right now. We are based in germany and our customer is based in Britain. We are getting PCs and have to install the master image on each and every PC, then we send them to Britain. If they need another image, they send it back, we install the correct image and send it back.
    Its very time-consuming.

    My plan right now is to install a FOG-Server where our client is based. Because of security reasons the network is not connected to the internet and every PC has a static IP address.

    So i would install the server here, travel to Britain and integrate it to the network. New PC’s should get one (of many) master image from the Server. If they want to change the image this should be possible too.

    The sub-customers should only see theire own images and not the ones from other sub-customers.

    I hope its clear what i mean, i had to be cryptic. If you have any questions i can try to be more precise.

    Kind regards
    Denny



  • @eadhor OK. If you have any more problems, please create a new thread.



  • Okay. Solved the Database Error.

    I have added the wgetrc:

    no_proxy = localhost, 127.0.0.0/8, IP of the FOG Server
    


  • @wayne-workman
    Yes should be Proxy Issues. It’s german ;)
    When “waiting for an answer” i get an 403 error.



  • @eadhor Looks like proxy issues? I don’t speak whatever that language is, but I do see a 403 Forbidden.



  • @wayne-workman

    * Setting up fog user.........................................Already setup
     * Setting up fog password.....................................OK
     * Stopping FOGMulticastManager.service Service................OK
     * Stopping FOGImageReplicator.service Service.................OK
     * Stopping FOGSnapinReplicator.service Service................OK
     * Stopping FOGScheduler.service Service.......................OK
     * Stopping FOGPingHosts.service Service.......................OK
     * Stopping FOGSnapinHash.service Service......................OK
     * Stopping FOGImageSize.service Service.......................OK
     * Setting up and starting MySQL...............................OK
     * Backing up user reports.....................................Done
     * Stopping web service........................................OK
     * Removing vhost file.........................................OK
     * Stopping FOGMulticastManager.service Service................OK
     * Stopping FOGImageReplicator.service Service.................OK
     * Stopping FOGSnapinReplicator.service Service................OK
     * Stopping FOGScheduler.service Service.......................OK
     * Stopping FOGPingHosts.service Service.......................OK
     * Stopping FOGSnapinHash.service Service......................OK
     * Stopping FOGImageSize.service Service.......................OK
     * Setting up and starting MySQL...............................OK
     * Setting up Apache and PHP files.............................OK
     * Testing and removing symbolic links if found................OK
     * Backing up old data.........................................OK
     * Copying new files to web folder.............................OK
     * Creating config file........................................OK
     * Unzipping the binaries......................................Done
     * Copying binaries where needed...............................Done
     * Enabling apache and fpm services on boot....................OK
     * Creating SSL Certificate....................................OK
     * Creating auth pub key and cert..............................OK
     * Resetting SSL Permissions...................................OK
     * Setting up SSL FOG Server...................................OK
     * Starting and checking status of web services................OK
     * Changing permissions on apache log files....................OK
     * Backing up database.........................................Failed!
    
    Geben Sie ein neues Passwort ein: Geben Sie das neue Passwort erneut ein: Ändern Passwort für Benutzer fog.
    passwd: alle Authentifizierungs-Merkmale erfolgreich aktualisiert.
    Failed to execute operation: Invalid argument
    Failed to stop mysql.service: Unit mysql.service not loaded.
    Failed to start mysql.service: Unit not found.
    Unit mysql.service could not be found.
    Failed to execute operation: Invalid argument
    ● mariadb.service - MariaDB database server
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (running) since Mo 2017-12-11 17:03:09 CET; 2s ago
      Process: 1407 ExecStartPost=/usr/libexec/mariadb-wait-ready $MAINPID (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
      Process: 1376 ExecStartPre=/usr/libexec/mariadb-prepare-db-dir %n (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 1406 (mysqld_safe)
       CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
               ├─1406 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --basedir=/usr
               └─1569 /usr/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --plugin-dir=/usr/lib64/mysql/plugin --log-error=/var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log --pid-file=/var/run/mariadb/mariadb.pid --socket=/v
    ar/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
    
    Dez 11 17:03:07 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Starting MariaDB database server...
    Dez 11 17:03:07 qa-fog-server mariadb-prepare-db-dir[1376]: Database MariaDB is probably initialized in /var/lib/mysql already, nothing is done.
    Dez 11 17:03:07 qa-fog-server mysqld_safe[1406]: 171211 17:03:07 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log'.
    Dez 11 17:03:07 qa-fog-server mysqld_safe[1406]: 171211 17:03:07 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
    Dez 11 17:03:09 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Started MariaDB database server.
    Failed to execute operation: Invalid argument
    Failed to stop mysql.service: Unit mysql.service not loaded.
    Failed to start mysql.service: Unit not found.
    Unit mysql.service could not be found.
    Failed to execute operation: Invalid argument
    ● mariadb.service - MariaDB database server
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (running) since Mo 2017-12-11 17:03:41 CET; 2s ago
      Process: 1777 ExecStartPost=/usr/libexec/mariadb-wait-ready $MAINPID (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
      Process: 1746 ExecStartPre=/usr/libexec/mariadb-prepare-db-dir %n (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 1776 (mysqld_safe)
       CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
               ├─1776 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --basedir=/usr
               └─1939 /usr/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --plugin-dir=/usr/lib64/mysql/plugin --log-error=/var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log --pid-file=/var/run/mariadb/mariadb.pid --socket=/v
    ar/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
    
    Dez 11 17:03:39 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Starting MariaDB database server...
    Dez 11 17:03:39 qa-fog-server mariadb-prepare-db-dir[1746]: Database MariaDB is probably initialized in /var/lib/mysql already, nothing is done.
    Dez 11 17:03:40 qa-fog-server mysqld_safe[1776]: 171211 17:03:40 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log'.
    Dez 11 17:03:40 qa-fog-server mysqld_safe[1776]: 171211 17:03:40 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
    Dez 11 17:03:41 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Started MariaDB database server.
    Archive:  binaries1.4.4.zip
      inflating: packages/kernels/bzImage
      inflating: packages/kernels/bzImage32
      inflating: packages/inits/init_32.xz
      inflating: packages/inits/init.xz
     extracting: packages/clientfiles/FOGCrypt.zip
     extracting: packages/clientfiles/FogService.zip
      inflating: packages/clientfiles/SmartInstaller.exe
      inflating: packages/clientfiles/FOGService.msi
      inflating: packages/FOGService.msi
    „../packages/clientfiles/FOGCrypt.zip“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//client/FOGCrypt.zip“
    „../packages/clientfiles/FOGService.msi“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//client/FOGService.msi“
    „../packages/clientfiles/FogService.zip“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//client/FogService.zip“
    „../packages/clientfiles/SmartInstaller.exe“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//client/SmartInstaller.exe“
    „../packages/kernels/bzImage“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//service/ipxe/bzImage“
    „../packages/kernels/bzImage32“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//service/ipxe/bzImage32“
    „../packages/inits/init_32.xz“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//service/ipxe/init_32.xz“
    „../packages/inits/init.xz“ -> „/var/www/html/fog//service/ipxe/init.xz“
    Signature ok
    subject=/CN=139.2.247.233
    Getting CA Private Key
    ln: die symbolische Verknüpfung „/var/www/html/fog/fog“ konnte nicht angelegt werden: Die Datei existiert bereits
    ● httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (running) since Mo 2017-12-11 17:03:47 CET; 2s ago
         Docs: man:httpd(8)
               man:apachectl(8)
     Main PID: 2057 (httpd)
       Status: "Processing requests..."
       CGroup: /system.slice/httpd.service
               ├─2057 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
               ├─2064 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
               ├─2065 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
               ├─2066 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
               ├─2067 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
               └─2068 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
    
    Dez 11 17:03:47 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...
    Dez 11 17:03:47 qa-fog-server httpd[2057]: AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed in the next release /etc/httpd/conf.d/fog.conf:1
    Dez 11 17:03:47 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Started The Apache HTTP Server.
    
    ● php-fpm.service - The PHP FastCGI Process Manager
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (running) since Mo 2017-12-11 17:03:47 CET; 2s ago
     Main PID: 2058 (php-fpm)
       Status: "Ready to handle connections"
       CGroup: /system.slice/php-fpm.service
               ├─2058 php-fpm: master process (/etc/php-fpm.conf
               ├─2059 php-fpm: pool www
               ├─2060 php-fpm: pool www
               ├─2061 php-fpm: pool www
               ├─2062 php-fpm: pool www
               └─2063 php-fpm: pool www
    
    Dez 11 17:03:47 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Starting The PHP FastCGI Process Manager...
    Dez 11 17:03:47 qa-fog-server systemd[1]: Started The PHP FastCGI Process Manager.
    --2017-12-11 17:03:49--  http://139.2.247.233//fog//maintenance/backup_db.php
    Auflösen des Hostnamen »proxy.materna.de (proxy.materna.de)«... 139.2.1.3
    Verbindungsaufbau zu proxy.materna.de (proxy.materna.de)|139.2.1.3|:8080... verbunden.
    Proxy-Anforderung gesendet, warte auf Antwort... 403 Forbidden
    2017-12-11 17:03:49 FEHLER 403: Forbidden.
    


  • @eadhor Wherever you keep your fogproject directory, go there, then go into bin and do a -ls -laht you should see a new directory in there for errors and such. In there, there will be an output file from the fog installer. We need the last 20 or so lines from that output file, that should tell us what’s going wrong.



  • @wayne-workman

    [root@qa-fog-server bin]# df -h
    Dateisystem Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
    /dev/mapper/centos-root 20G 3,2G 17G 16% /
    devtmpfs 3,9G 0 3,9G 0% /dev
    tmpfs 3,9G 0 3,9G 0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 3,9G 8,6M 3,9G 1% /run
    tmpfs 3,9G 0 3,9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/sda1 1014M 180M 835M 18% /boot
    /dev/mapper/centos-images 271G 33M 271G 1% /images
    tmpfs 783M 0 783M 0% /run/user/0

    Ive tried localhost and 127.0.0.1. Both failed



  • And here ist my next question.

    We have an existing DHCP-Server. What informations do i have to provide to the sysadmin? He wants to add a DHCP-Group for the two Clients.

    Can i take an image of an existing Virtual Machine? If so. How?

    Kind regards
    Denny

    EDIT:
    As far as i know, he needs the following information:
    next-serve (FOG-Server IP?)
    filename??



  • @eadhor Check your free space with df -h look for partitions that are 100% or 99% full.

    Also, inside of /opt/fog/.fogsettings set snmysqlhost to these two things, one at a time: localhost and 127.0.0.1 Running the installer after each to see if the setting works.



  • @wayne-workman
    Hey,
    i have changed /opt/fog/.fogsettings

    snmysqluser='root'
    snmysqlpass='' 
    

    and re-run the installer. But i got the error again.

     * Changing permissions on apache log files....................OK
     * Backing up database.........................................Failed!
    

    Server is up and running so far, but i get the problem with the updates ;) Like i have said, there is no database password.



  • @eadhor Be sure to set the database username and password inside of /opt/fog/.fogsettings or you’re bound to break stuff later on when you upgrade (promise).

    Change settings for fog inside of the fogsettings file, then re-run the installer for those settings to take effect. Here’s documentation about the file:
    https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=.fogsettings

    The settings you need to change are these:

    snmysqluser=''
    snmysqlpass=''
    

    Put the correct values into them, save, then re-run the installer.



  • @sebastian-roth said in Is FOG able to fit my needs?:

    /var/www/fog/lib/fog/config.class.php

    Oh i think thats the Problem. I thaught i have to give an initial passwort during the installation. When i try to use mysql like this: mysql -u root -> i can log in
    when i use the password which is in

    define(‘DATABASE_PASSWORD’, “XXXXX”);

    i have no access.
    How shout it look without a password?

    define(‘DATABASE_PASSWORD’, “”);

    Kind regards
    Denny


  • Developer

    @eadhor Have you ever set a password for the database? Try connecting to the DB on the command line:

    shell> mysql -u root -p
    Enter password:
    ...
    mysql> exit;
    

    See if you can login. If you got the credentials please see if they match with those in /var/www/fog/lib/fog/config.class.php



  • @sebastian-roth
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.265102 2017] [core:notice] [pid 29364] SELinux policy enabled; httpd running as context system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.266489 2017] [suexec:notice] [pid 29364] AH01232: suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.330261 2017] [auth_digest:notice] [pid 29364] AH01757: generating secret for digest authentication …
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.331281 2017] [lbmethod_heartbeat:notice] [pid 29364] AH02282: No slotmem from mod_heartmonitor
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.355207 2017] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 29364] AH00163: Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips PHP/5.6.32 configured – resuming normal operations
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:36.355241 2017] [core:notice] [pid 29364] AH00094: Command line: ‘/usr/sbin/httpd -D FOREGROUND’
    [Fri Dec 08 13:43:43.597688 2017] [:error] [pid 29373] [client 139.2.241.1:59690] PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function lastInsertId() on boolean in /var/www/html/fog/lib/db/pdodb.class.php on line 443
    [Fri Dec 08 13:44:04.346207 2017] [:error] [pid 29374] [client 139.2.241.1:59691] PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function lastInsertId() on boolean in /var/www/html/fog/lib/db/pdodb.class.php on line 443
    [Fri Dec 08 13:44:09.382076 2017] [:error] [pid 29372] [client 139.2.241.1:59695] PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function lastInsertId() on boolean in /var/www/html/fog/lib/db/pdodb.class.php on line 443

    I have made a snapshot before the installation and tried to install it again. Now i am a this point:

    • Changing permissions on apache log files…OK

    • Backing up database…OK

    • You still need to install/update your database schema.

    • This can be done by opening a web browser and going to:

      http://139.2.247.233/fog/management

    • Press [Enter] key when database is updated/installed.

    But i still see nothin on the page. So above is the error.log


  • Developer

    @eadhor Try to open that URL http://139.2.247.233/fog/management and I guess you’ll see a error page. Then take a look at the apache error log (see my signature on where to find this). Post what you have in the apache log here.



  • I made a stupid mistake.

    I have started the installation. Went really well, but when this appeared: * Changing permissions on apache log files…OK

    • Backing up database…OK

    • You still need to install/update your database schema.

    • This can be done by opening a web browser and going to:

      http://139.2.247.233/fog/management

    • Press [Enter] key when database is updated/installed.^C

    I wanted to copy the http adress and pressed cmd + c which aborted the installation.

    So i thought i could start the installation all over again, but when i reach this point i get an error message:

    • Changing permissions on apache log files…OK
    • Backing up database…Failed!

    How can i handle this?


  • Developer

    @eadhor Yeah right, it’s bash. Keep going and let us know when you need help. Pay attention to disabling SELinux as that can cause you a major problem if you don’t know how to handle it.



  • @eadhor
    Ok… it’s just bash. Sorry^^



  • Hi all,

    so now it’s getting serious. We are trying to implent FOG in our System. Therefore i am installing a reference system. The system is running on a ESXi Host. I have installed CentOS, but now i am stuck with the installation.

    https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=CentOS_7
    Here is written:
    for service in http https tftp ftp mysql nfs mountd rpc-bind proxy-dhcp samba; do firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=$service;

    What does this mean and how do i do it? Because its not a command.
    Can i disable firewalld? Because we are behind of a DMZ.

    Kind regards
    Denny


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