While this thread has run on a bit I think a lot of great info has been covered.
I’m thinking I need to rebuild my whole POC setup because I think the function of the storage node is just for storage (just a guess at this time) and the master node is my current production instance (blindly upgrading svn version has disabled my production instance in the past). But that’s part of running on the bleeding edge.
What I need for this project is two (or more depending on scope creep) functioning FOG instances managed from a single master node. These may be connected across a VPN link or a MPLS link. At this time I’m not sure if FOG is the right tool. I’m not saying FOG is bad, just I’m trying to do something with it that it wasn’t really designed to do. With the idea of linking the master and secondary nodes via the database connection might prove to be problematic over a WAN connection with latency issues. Again this is just me thinking about things I’ve seen in the past on other projects. I do have the cpu bandwidth to spin up two new fog instances to setup the POC in a controlled manner without breaking our production system (which works really well).