Multiple fog servers
anthonyglamis last edited by
Hello, I was wondering if I might be able to get some feedback regarding multiple servers at remote sites? If anyone has any experience and can explain their setup it would be greatly appreciated. Here is what I am trying to accomplish.
The company I work for has 21 different sites. Our IT Department is very small. I am planning on placing a Fog imaging sever at each site in the Communication Closet. As we cannot be there onsite, if a computer needs to be re-imaged the maintenance director can restart, pxe boot, and walk away.
That being said computers from time to time will have to come into our corporate office for repair and re-image. Here is my question. If I have multiple fog servers that are on their own subnets, when I re-image a pc here on my x.x.1.0 subnet, how can I expect the client service to talk to the remote Fog server once I ship it out and it connects to the remote network? Is it just a matter of changing the client config file to reflect the IP address of the remote Fog server at the location it will be shipped to once imaging is completed?
Is there a way to create a Master Node that all the fog servers can speak to? I understand that we can create a master that would push images from however some of these sites are still on DSL, so pushing an image over the network would crush our circuit. Any and all help/ideas are appreciated!
Take a look at the Location Plugin - https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Plugins
It allows you to have a “master” FOG server that you could point all clients to (in terms of the FOG client installed on the computers), but have them image from the server at their building. If you have a computer at your office for repair, you could also switch its location while it’s there to image and then switch it back once it’s returned to the building. We use this plugin very successfully with 24 sites, although we only have two FOG servers total since our WAN links are all 1Gb or better.