FOG + Linux Deployment Solution
As part of my job as a system integrator, I have come to rely on FOG a lot, not as much as actually using it to deploy images as far as I recommend my customers to go this way with their Image Deployment solutions. In this scenario I have to Install Linux, configure it, then drop FOG, configure it… I could image a solution and pack it with me, but I was thinking if It would be difficult to just have a Linux + FOG deployment I could either run from a CD, Thumbdrive or just install it on a machine that is going to be my defacto FOG Server.
So I have a question (or a suggestion)… You know how FreeNAS is basically its own distribution of Linux, for NAS purposes. I have been wondering if there is something I could do with FOG + Linux that could work the same way. Instead of everytime I want to set up a new FOG environment, wouldn’t it be easier (less complicated) to have an install that sets up Linux + Fog to do just that imaging, with non of the other junk that comes with the OS. Just the few featured tools you need, like a browser, mysql and fog (etc). Is there a distro like this or would this be something difficult to do, or how would it be the best way to do it. I am up for encapsulating fog on its own distro for those of us the roll it out on occation.
What do you guys think?
Sounds good except would mean more time in development for an already small (and most likely short on time) development team
Alternatively, something like using Turnkey Linux would be a good solution, a prebuilt Ubuntu VM which can be installed from ISO.
so who is going to make a Turnkey Patch for FOG?
yeah a Turnkey Linux appliance sounds like what you are asking, would be cool to have and help spread FOG