What do you have FOG running on?


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    So let’s get a thread going on your setup. What do you have FOG running on, a physical server or VM? What are the specs of your servers? What main features do you use of FOG? How many computers do you have working with FOG? What OS do you have FOG running on? What kind of network do you have FOG running on? (10Gbe backbones? 1Gbe to PC’s? 100 meg to PC’s?) Of course, nothing personal should be posted about what company you work for etc.


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    I use Virtual Machines… I have pfsense controlling DHCP and FOG on Ubuntu within ESXi


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    Yes I have had a portable FOG install on a laptop before. It worked really well.



  • Have you guys tried to do an off network fog server? Like self contained on a laptop, that you could just drag into a room with a switch and image pc’s? Also, does anyone have any advice on a setup behind a small home router managing DHCP and not Fog? Thx



  • I have my FOG system in two parts, i.e. DHCP and FOG on two separate machines.

    The Fog Server is on a 8-port GBit switch (port 1 going back to a 10/100 “router” i.e. like the one you’d have at home) leaving me with 6 spare ports, on a workbench for when I do imaging. The FOG Server itself is:

    fog 0.32, Ubuntu 11.10
    Gateway DX4200-09
    AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core (1.80Ghz per core, I think)
    4GB RAM
    1x 640GB 7200pm HDD

    Essentially, I found the best PC just laying around doing nothing. And it’s doing it’s job fine.

    The DHCP Server also doubles as a Fileserver for random files around the office, ISO’s, etc… It’s currently got a 10/100 Ethernet port running Linux Mint 10, on a different switch (also a GBit, with a link back to the same router). Just for kicks, here are it’s stats:

    Mint Linux 10 "Julia"
    IBM ThinkCentre
    Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.66Ghz
    1GB RAM
    1x 250GB HDD

    Again, made from parts around the office.



  • Sun Microsystem Server old V40z OS=Cento 6.3
    Great still working on some problems but for the most part it is great

    Thank you guys



  • My FOG server is running on virtualized Ubuntu 12.04, ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge M610. Works great – the only bottlenecks I ever run into is related to our limited network bandwidth, not FOG resource usage.



  • My Fog-Machine is running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell Poweredge 1650 4GB RAM. (also have VM image in case this physical server dies.)
    The storage node is an Iomega 14TB StorCenter px6-300d.

    It works quite well for our environment, where we only need images 1-2 times a year because nothing really changes as far as configuration. (We image everything from workstations to AGFA printers the size of a VW bus.)



  • Ubuntu 10.10 desktop 64bit 8 gigs of ram and bonded 1 gig nics in a VmWare environment. Managing our three building main campus and 26 branch locations. Storage nodes at each location that provide PXE boot and Samba share for snapins. It’s a complete hands off setup. Our helpdesk can image and deploy software to any computer without having to go to the location. All thanks to the FOG team here this is the best solution with great support.



  • Running on a little HP ML110 with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. So far I think we have imaged around 200 of 1200 machines in a standalone environment. We arent currently using most of the features but this server has helped us greatly with deployments.


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    [quote=“Matt Harding, post: 8683, member: 1207”]In the college I work at I’m a network technician in one department and network administrator and only technician in a smaller department, the latter of which has virtually no budget, so I have to scrimp and scrape what I can together and any server hardware is donated from the main department I work in. Consequently I came across fog about 4 months back. I previously used DRBL server with clonezilla to image the 34 machines for our Cisco academy network but switched to fog 0.32 before the summer. The no budget aspect means the most powerful machine I could have is a core i5 2500 quad core, 16GB ram, with 3x 1TB drives in RAID5 setup.

    Software wise the host OS is Slackware 13.37 x64 and I’m running Virtualbox 4.1 to host 4 virtual PCs. I wasn’t really sure that Virtualbox was up to the job of running a fog server before the summer but after extensive testing under loads it can quite comfortably support my Ubuntu Server 10.04 / fog 0.32 setup.

    I just thought I’d add my 2 pennies (2 cents as the Americans say) worth as I’ve not seen many people using Virtualbox to host things like this. I’m very comfortable relying on it though for the conditions I work in with this smaller network.

    Anyone else using fog on Virtualbox?? I’d love some feedback on your experiences.[/quote]

    this is good to know, i have thought about putting FOG in virtualbox on a server



  • In the college I work at I’m a network technician in one department and network administrator and only technician in a smaller department, the latter of which has virtually no budget, so I have to scrimp and scrape what I can together and any server hardware is donated from the main department I work in. Consequently I came across fog about 4 months back. I previously used DRBL server with clonezilla to image the 34 machines for our Cisco academy network but switched to fog 0.32 before the summer. The no budget aspect means the most powerful machine I could have is a core i5 2500 quad core, 16GB ram, with 3x 1TB drives in RAID5 setup.

    Software wise the host OS is Slackware 13.37 x64 and I’m running Virtualbox 4.1 to host 4 virtual PCs. I wasn’t really sure that Virtualbox was up to the job of running a fog server before the summer but after extensive testing under loads it can quite comfortably support my Ubuntu Server 10.04 / fog 0.32 setup.

    I just thought I’d add my 2 pennies (2 cents as the Americans say) worth as I’ve not seen many people using Virtualbox to host things like this. I’m very comfortable relying on it though for the conditions I work in with this smaller network.

    Anyone else using fog on Virtualbox?? I’d love some feedback on your experiences.



  • fog 0.32, Fedora 16
    Dell PowerEdge 2800
    2x 3.0GHz Dual Core Xenon
    4GB RAM
    4x 73GB 10,000rpm HDDs in RAID 5

    Network is mostly 10/100 with select switches slowly being upgraded to 10/100/1000 to match the backbone.

    99% of workstations are running Windows XP (remainder is Windows 7)

    Currently have about 500 machines used with FOG and a couple hundred that I still rely on ghost to image until I get around to building a custom kernel with all of the appropriate drivers.


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    Was VM on esxi in an intel blade server setup but the FOG server was running into resource issues when imaging multiple computers. Started out great, but would stall at 200 MiB/min when imaging lately.

    Now it’s on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 with 2 x 2.4 Ghz Dual Core Xeons, 8GB RAM, and 6x73GB 10k drives in raid 5. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with LTSP enhancements for ProxyDHCP functionality.

    I also moved the server from the main switch which also had the rest of the servers and stuff, to a decidated switch in my workroom. Now I can image laptops and desktops that are in for service without impacting the rest of the network. 3.2 GiB/min with the new setup.

    We’re a school, so the workload is usually 1 to 10 computers images per week, except in July/August when we image every laptop and desktop in the district, which is now up to 800 computers.



  • HP Microserver N40L running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with a pair of 1Tb hdd’s in raid1 for image storage. Isolated network running into a cheap Netgear Gbe switch to unicast to 10 machines at a time.

    I look after around 3000 x Panasonic Toughbooks which have a hard life out with Field based workers so the HDD sector scan function comes in very handy.

    Cheers
    Robin



  • Current server spec is:
    fog 0.32, kernel 3.2.4, Centos 6
    Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.4Ghz
    4gb ram
    1TB HD

    100mb to desktop, Server is on a GB switch

    unicast speeds of 1.25gb/min :: multicast speed around 670mb/min


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    current server spec is:
    fog 0.32, kernel 3.2.4, ubuntu server 10.04
    Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz, 2 cores
    2gb ram
    1TB HD

    network is cisco 100mg to desktop, FOG multicasting across two Vlans, also used to auto-join domain, and looking to test package deployments.

    unicast speeds of 1.25gb/min :: multicast speed around 670mb/min



  • My FOG server is in a Microsoft Hyper-V session on a IBM x3560. Hyper-V session is running Ubuntu 11.10 and running FOG version 0.32.

    Host Server Specs:
    2x 8core Xeon processor @ 2.25 ghz
    14GB RAM
    Boot HDD - 2x 72GB mirrored
    Data HDD - 12x 1TB, RAID 5 and formatted = 10TB usable space.
    23-slot LTO4 backup tape loader
    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64



  • I have FOG 0.32 on a VM ESXi 4.0, assigned 1 cpu, 1GB mem and 4GB disk (plus an 15GB images partition),
    cpu is intel E2200 dual core (a standard desktop pc).
    Host OS is Lubuntu 11.10

    It is running at home, just testing and learning. At work I’m an Altiris admin, and I’m looking to find all usefull
    features in FOG.



  • I have Fog virtualized as well, most dynamic imaging software out there.

    its on a Dell R710
    ESX 4
    64gb
    2 3.2 GHz six core xeons processors


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