I just got back from MDT and due to some unforeseen circumstances I now have to use FOG again. Last time I used it was about 2003 2005 ish not sure but its been a while. I had to set up everything and kind of relearn FOG in a way since the GUI changed (currently using 1.5.9-RC2) a lot from when I started using it. I do remember it being really quick to deploy images to PCs so that’s why I thought about using it again.
What is happening is that it is taking very long to deploy my images. On the Old FOG, I remember deploying to 30pc would take about 45 min to a 1 hr or 1 1/2 hr for a 60GB image over a 1GB network with several HOPS.
Now for 12 PCs, it tasks about 4hrs with fewer HOPS
I don’t know what I am doing wrong with this new FOG setup. I notice in the forums that there is a new compression used but don’t quite understand the use of it. I did notice a table with the compression and decompression speeds but not sure if I am doing the process correctly.
I have tried capturing a new image (about 60GB) with Partclone Zstd 6 and 11 but all I get is a fast capture time (about 10 to 14 min I think maybe because its only one PC to capture) but when I deploy it takes about 4 hrs on average for 12 PCs. All the PCs are exactly the same all are connected to a cisco Gig network switch the FOG server has 2 storage nodes (total of 3 including the master FOG) set to the default of 10 connections/pcs all FOGs are Virtual on VMWare Vcenter on a Cisco Mini UCS system
What I am looking for is a faster deployment. I don’t mind the capture time since usually its only 1 PC. The decompression on the client systems should be okay since its mostly newer hardware PCs like SSDs and Multithreading CPUs with 4 to 8 GB ram on them.
Any suggestions or tips are very welcome.
Do not want to go back to MDT
Thanks in advance