I’m a long time FOG user, who’s just moved from a large education business (3000+ hosts) to a small organization with about 300 PCs. In my new organization they dont have any network solution for deploying images to workstations, so I thought FOG could offer some real benefits.
However they operate a real dynamic DHCP set-up, with a minimal number of reserved IP addresses. As a result I cant really setup FOG host entries with associated IP addresses. In addition, I’m having to battle some reluctance to try FOG from my management, so setting blanket DHCP boot options pointing to the FOG server is a non-starter (at least till I’ve proved what can be done).
Doers anyone have any suggestions how I can image machines without reserved IPs or DHCP options pointing to FOG?
I’ve managed to create a bootable USB disk that can allow me to register hosts to FOG. I was hoping to use Quick Image to just image machines from there on. However I find that Quick Image basically queues a job on the server and then reboots the host so that it can do a PXE boot: this isnt going to work with the limitations described above.
Any ideas? Any way I can start a quick image directly from bootable media?