Custom Host Registration and Inventory

  • I have two questions,

    1. Is there a way to add an option in the PXE menu so when I register a new computer I can just type in the host name and it then auto choose yes on add to domain and everything else? Kinda like Quick Register but without the automatic Host name generation. All of our computers use the same image and everything. The only thing that is different it the hosts have to follow our naming schema so we know where they are. I asked this because I have thousands of computers to setup and the only thing I need to change is the Host name, everything else can be static.

    2. Is there a way I can add full inventory back onto the PXE Menu so I can run an inventory task on a computer that is already registered in Fog rather than going into the Web GUI and scheduling the task? I believe this task was available in .32 put it is no longer there if the computer in already registered in Fog.

    I have looked through the Forums and I am unable to find what I am looking for or just may have missed it. I am in a bit of a time crunch so any help would be fantastic!

    Thanks and you guys are awesome!!!

    OS: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
    Fog: 1.1.2
    Servers: 18

  • Yes, sorry, we are on Fog version 1.2. Yes, I want to display the “Full Inventory and Registration” task for all Hosts registered or otherwise in the PXE menu.

    Our naming convention is Buildingname-room-systemnumber,

    example would be ZES-204-S-01

  • Moderator

    If you are on the FOG 1.2.0 (trunk) version, #2 can be done with a simple option selection in the fog configuration settings. You just want to display this for all hosts (registered or not).

    Question #1 is a bit harder and not currently available even in the trunk version. What is your naming convention for these target hosts?