Just recently got my foot into the door of corporate IT work a few months ago. Currently working as Jr. Systems Admin and I was tasked with creating a new Symantec Ghost server. Long story short, Ghost kicked my ass. Couldn’t figure it out and got to a point where I had no idea where I went wrong and decided to start over. I used FOG to image computers at a prior internship and decided to take a shot at creating my own server.
I’ve been playing around with it all weekend in my virtual test environment using Virtual Box. Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting a basic Domain Controller, pfSense to create a virtual WAN connection (so I don’t mess with my roommates connections), a few end clients, and now FOG 1.2.0 on an Ubuntu 14.04 install. I’ve successfully registered hosts, uploaded an image, deployed said image. I absolutely cannot wait to start testing this in my production environment. Two large warehouses, roughly 400-500 computers in total. My senior team members have never heard of it and want a basic walk through / presentation this week.
After some initial work, I would love to have every end client in both buildings registered to their respective FOG server and be able to image a computer without leaving my desk. I do have admin privileges for both buildings. What are some issues I should keep in mind while implementing this into our system? I’ve read that ensuring switches are enabled to support multicast is key, we have 6 IDF’s in each warehouse running Extreme Network Switches. I’m pretty new to writing script files, FOG seems like an excellent place to practice. What type of simple Snapin’s would be valuable for basic automation and learning? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The active posts from developers and community support will certainly have me floating around these forums a lot more.