Using Host Tags as Variables in Snap-Ins
Just thinking out of the box here, but would be nice to have software deployments that can possibly use the host Tags as variables. One case may be using other IT Management software that uses location ID’s or machine ID’s that could tie installing the software needed to the ID.
use the host Tags as variables
+1for use the host Tags as variables
@Wayne-Workman No I am talking about HostTag’s Yes of course you can use system variables… I want to pass the contents of anything in HostTag’s Fields in the host settings (within Fog) to pass down as a variable to be used in a SnapIn install.
But, for FogHostTag you could just use
The FOG Client’s order of operations makes sure the computername is correct before running snapins.
I think I’m understanding this, now.
You basically want the equivalent of “kernel args” but for snapins.
Host Tags can include items that might pertain to other systems. Take for example Labtech Software. They use a System ID as well as a location ID, that can be used to identify agent installers by, or if your integrating links you can use that for external management links that might include Remote Control etc.
Now to install the management tools I have to create packages that are specific to the location, download them and then upload into a snapin of Fog. That is unless I have a generic Agent installer that I can pass an argument to like setup.exe /AgentLocID=<FogHostTag>
I’m not following. Can you explain how you would expect to use it?