I’d recommend Debian 9 minimal installation. Historically with fog, Debian has had the least number of issues.
I've used FOG at a past job pretty intensely. During that time I contributed a lot to the FOG forums and it's documentation, a handful of pull requests, and contributed to the fog-community-scripts repo. I built automated tests for FOG's installer which run daily against many operating systems, link is in my signature. My fog time has slowed down a lot in the last couple years, but I still try to help as I can. I've got a lot of knowledge about FogProject in general and I can help you gear up or contribute if you would like.
Posts made by Wayne Workman
RE: PHP7.1 failed during confiming package installation on ubuntu
RE: Adding needed repository... Failed!
@Wayne-Workman The installer test seems absolutely fine but possibly that’s because you have the package
software-properties-commonpre-installed? Can you check on that? I have had a look at the logs from your installer tests but the package is not mentioned and that’s why I guess you have it pre-installed…
Yes, it’s pre-installed. This is on Ubuntu 18.04 server, minimal installation.
root@ip-10-0-0-165:~# dpkg -l | grep software-properties-common ii software-properties-common 0.96.24.32.7 all manage the repositories that you install software from (common)
RE: FoG with UEFI or Secure Boot?
@jcabuco No, not realistically. Blame Microsoft for that. They charge money to sign iPXE binaries. With FOG being an incredibly low budget open source project supported by volunteers, Microsoft has pretty much all but barred FOG from playing the SecureBoot game (eyes on you, Microsoft).
RE: Use an external database
You should consider more than just a remote database, you need to scale. You should probably put a few FOG servers behind HAProxy as a load balancer (And have HAProxy do SSL offloading if you use https), and turn sticky on for HAProxy. Then, each of those FOG Servers should point to another HAProxy load balancer that distributes database queries across a Galara MariaDB cluster.
^ I know how to do all that, and can guide you.
A quick google search gives some tutorials:
HAProxy http load balancing:
HAProxy Galara load balancing:
RE: Incorrect Password on Domain Join with a Re-image
@dooleyrd We need the FOG log from one of the host’s failed attempts before we can tell you anything. It’s normally at
C:\fog.logPlease don’t snip a tiny piece from this file, but give us a whole client iteration - or the whole file.
RE: Log Viewer entries vanished
@fenix_team Check for Apache errors that are written during an attempt to see logs via the UI. Also check free space on your fog server.
Also, just as a general rule you can re-run the fog installer when you have issues, it’s pretty good at fixing them. As always, I recommend a snapshot/backup before making changes.
RE: Partclone Upload Stalling
@Sebastian-Roth I don’t have access to their articles anymore - but when I did have access back at a previous job, I found if I google’d enough I could find the same stuff elsewhere.
Has a duplicate IP been looked for yet, for the fog server and for the VMs?
RE: Database Connection Unavailable (CentOS 7 VM)
@lambdacalculus Typically, this error is not caused by accessing certain pages… Generally speaking, your database connection is totally busted, or is intermittently working. And when it’s intermittently working, it’s usually load related problems. I have some questions for you:
- How many hosts do you have running the fog client?
- How much ram/cpu do you have allocated to your fog server?
- What OS & version is your fog server running?
- What version of FOG are you running?
- Give us a screenshot of the output produced by the linux
topcommand on your FOG server while the problem is occurring.
- Check for a duplicate IP address concerning your FOG server’s IP address using these instructions.