Unresolved host names in fog hosts list



  • I’ve got a new FOG1.2.0 install on Ubuntu 14.10. I’m running a quick register from the PXE menu to allow me to get all the hosts on before we start moving PCs round and reimaging them. Most seem to go into the host list OK (some are very old) but none have their host names filled in, just a MAC address (less the colons).

    Being new to Fog I’m not sure where to start with this one.
    It would be good to get name resolution working properly but in the meantime is it going to break anything if I update the host names directly in the DB using SQL and a hostname/mac address list I’ve got from spiceworks?



  • Full scan seemed to fail on the few I tried it on so I switched to using quick scan so that I could at least add tasks. My priority has been using the PXE boot virus software after an “incident” earlier in the month.

    If I import the list now will it match on MAC addresses and not create duplicates?


  • Moderator

    Here lately,

    I find myself entering the host names via the “Full Registration” option on the boot menu.

    Originally, I wanted to register everything in the entire building here… that proved to be way too much work.

    Now, I find that simply registering them as I need to image is much more simple. And, I enter in the desired host name right there, can start an imaging task right from there… it’s pretty sweet.


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    [quote=“Wayne Workman, post: 42768, member: 28155”]This might just be me but, I manually enter my host names via the [U]WEB GUI[/U]. I thought that’s how it’s supposed to be done?[/quote]

    It is.
    [quote=“ChrisJ, post: 42766, member: 28617”]I’ve got a new FOG1.2.0 install on Ubuntu 14.10. I’m running a quick register from the PXE menu to allow me to get all the hosts on before we start moving PCs round and reimaging them. Most seem to go into the host list OK (some are very old) but none have their host names filled in, just a MAC address (less the colons).[/quote]
    That is the expected outcome of quick registering systems. Fog isn’t reading anything from the OS on those computers, just from the hardware.
    [quote=“ChrisJ, post: 42766, member: 28617”]…in the meantime is it going to break anything if I update the host names directly in the DB using SQL and a hostname/mac address list I’ve got from spiceworks?[/quote]
    If you had a list of hostnames with associated mac addresses, you could have just imported them into fog without quick registering them. Host Management>Import Host Lst


  • Moderator

    [quote=“ChrisJ, post: 42766, member: 28617”]I’ve got a new FOG1.2.0 install on Ubuntu 14.10. I’m running a quick register from the PXE menu to allow me to get all the hosts on before we start moving PCs round and reimaging them. Most seem to go into the host list OK (some are very old) but none have their host names filled in, just a MAC address (less the colons).

    Being new to Fog I’m not sure where to start with this one.
    It would be good to get name resolution working properly but in the meantime is it going to break anything if I update the host names directly in the DB using SQL and a hostname/mac address list I’ve got from spiceworks?[/quote]

    This might just be me but, I manually enter my host names via the [U]WEB GUI[/U]. I thought that’s how it’s supposed to be done?


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