Fogg Server Hardware Requirements
I am trying to find some documentation in relation to scoping out server requirements for the Fogg server itself. I would like to be able to image 20 computers at a time (hopefully can complete within an hour). A dedicated server with a dedicated switch. Does anyone have any recommendations?
We have our fog server running on a Celeron machine with 4GB RAM and a WD Caviar Black 7.2k SATA drive. It has a 1GB link to the network and all clients have a 100Mbps link.
We roll out 10 machines at a time, and did an 18GB image on Friday in 15 minutes for 10. So our room of 22 finished in about 40 minutes.
So your spec should be fine.
That should work just fine for you
Pretty new to the Fogg project so the Main Server vs. Storage is new to me. What if I went with your current setup above - Core2Duo, 8GB RAM, 7.2k SATA drive, and a GB switch. We would be imaging Windows7 machines with pretty basic applications install so I am guessing the image will be in the 10-15GB range.
Is that HDD in the server fast enough?
I’m pretty sure all my client HDDs are 5400 RPM and mostly with 10/100 NIC’s.
With that setup and knowing my clients do you think I could get 20 images done in an hour?
I’ve done multicasting of 20 pc’s (4gb image) on a standalone switch with a Core 2 Duo with 8GB of memory (dedicated).
Again, the speed of your network / size of your image / and HDD speed of your server and clients dictates your overall speed.
More info here - [url]http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Internal_Benchmarks[/url]