Is there a way to make multiple tasks run one after another for the same host, except using scheduling or crone-style?
What I am trying to understand if I’m able to accomplish a php form with a few checkbox that will make the host do 1 task after another (with reboots in between). I didn’t look yet in the database structure but is there any option right now for, for example, "task1, status (queued, completed, running), task2, status etc.
If there isn’t any, I guess it won’t be very hard to accomplish it unless there are any failed trials I’m not aware of as a user.
I guess you could do something like this using the API.
I noticed there is an auto OS detection code, is it working yet? When does it trying to detect the installed OS, and can it detect a crashed/unbootable OS?
Not sure what you’re referring to here. Where does the OS get auto detected? (this one is problematic anyway, since you can install multiple OS per disk)
Is there a way to pass fog variables from FOG’s PXELinux (such as $mac, $ip, $hostname) to a dos application running from a memdisk image?
Not that I’m aware of. A memdisk image would have no way to access iPXE variables.
Also is there any way to update the database from DOS after the application is over - for example, running a diagnostic dos app and when it returns to dos, make fog server know whether it completed or failed?
Anything scheduled as a task can. Others do not, by default.
I thought of making network drivers load after exiting the application and upload a file to the tftp server named "<mac-address>-completed, then make a line in the init phase checking if the task completed successfully and changing it’s state, or else is there another way to access mysql server from DOS?
There are some driver scripts floating about (postdownloadscripts) that will install drivers after deployment. They don’t report to the database itself, but they do output info to the screen.
Clients never access the database itself, at best they contact the web server which may or may not access the database.