Change number of machine imaging limit



  • Hello,

    Is there a limit on how many machines you can image at once via FOG? I’ve deployed my image to a group, it’s only letting me image around 10 machines out of 32, the message that appears after the first 10 is:

    ‘No open slots… there are Number before me…’.

    Please can someone advise me on what to do?

    Thanks,

    Dan



  • @Wayne-Workman I find that a bit overzealous. My fog server itself is a crappy *buntu Vm with 2g of ram and 2 cores, hooked into our Vswitch of 8 ports, and my clients are all i5 8g of ram laptops. I routinely image 10 at a time in unicast, 40+ in multicast. When I have all 10 imaging, yes, the imaging is around 50% slower than just doing 1, but the time savings are still huge.


  • Moderator

    @dloudon96 If your fog server has only one network interface and that network interface is 1Gbps and your using FOG 1.3.x with the default compression setting -and you’re imaging systems that have a 1Gbps network connection and 8GB+ of RAM and any generation of Core i5 or better - I would only recommend a Max Clients setting of 2 and no more than 3.


  • Senior Developer

    But you tell us where the problem is and state this is something fog is doing, when it clearly isn’t.

    I guess, more directly, can you provide us with a picture of what is happening?



  • Hello,

    I’ve tried that, they fail at the same point, I know that the image is 100% working, as whenever I do two, they both work. They’re all in the same location, it’s one classroom, all within the same switch too.

    Please help :(

    Thanks,

    Dan


  • Developer

    @dloudon96 Are you talking about the windows set up screen? “starting services” That doesn’t sound like a FOG thing :/

    Try narrowing down the number of machines you are imaging at a time. If you only do 10 at a time, do they succeed?

    Are all the computers in the same location?



  • Sorry, meant to put, that I’ve changed the Max clients to 90.

    Thanks,

    Dan


  • Senior Developer

    @dloudon96 I’m having a hard time understanding the last statement. Particularly seeing as “it works one at a time, but not when multiples are imaged.” It, at this point, would no longer be a FOG issue in the least.



  • Hello,

    It is, however, I’ve uploaded my image to the FOG server which has been sysprepped, and I’m downloading the image to 20 machines, and it keeps failing at the starting services part after it’s downloaded the image, It works if I do it one at a time, but this isn’t really what I’m wanting, I know that the sys prep and everthing works as it works if I download the image one at a time. but then keeps failing after any more than two.

    Please help, I’ve got 3 days to get X90 machines re-imaged, as the students come back on Monday…

    Thanks,

    Dan


  • Developer

    @dloudon96 Did you change the setting on the fog server Storage Management page for the nodes?

    0_1487077427850_fogstorage.png

    then this causes the graph on the front page to display a higher number

    0_1487077493361_fogstorage2.png

    Is this the answer to the question you were asking?


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