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    All VM Fog servers crashing

    Hi,

    any / all help appreciated.

    We have 3 different VM Fog 0.32 servers, all running on Ubuntu 11.04 (using VMware workstation). Each have different images. They have all worked flawlessly for years. The last time I used one of them (successfully) was 2 days ago.

    This morning I started one of the VM's to image a pc. The Ubuntu VM which hosts the Fog service starts and runs fine - but then after a varying amount of time (a few mins) it freezes. Obviously this halts any imaging!

    I have tried the other 2 VM's (one of which hasn't been turned on for months) but they both experience exactly the same issue!!

    These 3 VM's run on different physical machines, using different .vmx files and have all worked fine for years - what on earth is going on???

    Thanks.

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    is there any OS or software updates?

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    There are Ubuntu updates, but this shouldn't be necessary. Why have all 3 suddenly started to freeze?

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    No idea, But when I'm troubleshooting i like to make sure everything is upto date before i start digging deeper..

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    Yes - sorry you are right.

    I am just perplexed as to why 3 different machines with different versions of VMware workstation suddenly start to all show the same symptoms?

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    I may start using FOG for my home... I'm a bit of a "format monkey" as my friend calls me.. Format once a month. This could save me some time. Plus i do a lot of family fixes which also could help. How much ram do you give FOG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie_Dellend View Post
    There are Ubuntu updates, but this shouldn't be necessary. Why have all 3 suddenly started to freeze?
    Have there been any updates to Ubuntu's kernel or drivers? Or any updates to VMWare? I have a FOG server running on a virtual Debian machine under XenServer, all seems fine. You could try installing a new Ubuntu or Debian VM and see if that runs, that might give you some clues. If that works and you still can't get the original VMs to run you could set up FOG on the new server and transfer your image files over, but that's more of a if-nothing-else-works solution.

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    Well I have ended up creating a new Ubuntu VM (12.10) and re-installing FOG on that.
    Touch wood - all seems OK on this.
    It is still annoying me why the other VM's are suddenly all crashing, but hey-ho - I suppose we cant always get to the bottom of everything!

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    Iim making my own FOG server today in a VM. Fingers crossed it all goes well..

    PS, Have you tried kicking the machine to see if that works? :P

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    I haven't tried kicking them, but I have sworn at them a lot!
    If you have any problems installing FOG, just ask - it is all still fresh in my memory
    The main issues I encountered were with our proxy and getting FOG to download and install certain packages (MySQL, php etc) I had to do each manually.

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    Just a quick one @Bertie_Dellend , Iv installed FOG i can get onto the control panel etc. Iv installed it on a client machine and put in the IP etc.. But its not coming up on the FOG panel that the PC is there?

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    Hi,
    I don't think the fog server automatically picks up the fog client.
    I have always manually created the clients on the server either through the web admin or through the pxe boot screen - "full host registration" (or whatever it says).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie_Dellend View Post
    I haven't tried kicking them, but I have sworn at them a lot!
    If you have any problems installing FOG, just ask - it is all still fresh in my memory
    The main issues I encountered were with our proxy and getting FOG to download and install certain packages (MySQL, php etc) I had to do each manually.
    export http_proxy="http://proxy.rmplc.co.uk:8080" works here. Modify as appropriate.

    Also, in /etc/apt/apt.conf
    Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy.rmplc.co.uk:8080";

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    error.jpg
    Another one for yall

    /fog/management/index.php?node=tasks&type=host&direction=up&noconf irm=2

    Anyone get a blank page with Task Management at the top with nothing else there?

    Im trying to capture a image with the panel but i get that? Or am i doing it wrong again?
    Last edited by GTX; 23rd April 2013 at 11:24 AM.

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    I had this too - below worked

    Newer versions of PHP no longer accept function calls with arguments explicitly passed by reference. It's been deprecated for several releases of PHP, but still worked. It does not work anymore. The function definition must specify whether the argument is passed by value or by reference, and the function call just needs to specify the variable name or value without the &

    gksu gedit /var/www/fog/management/includes/tasks.confirm.include.php
    Search Menu > Replace
    Search for: &$tmp
    Replace with: $tmp
    Replace All (there were somewhere around twenty instances)
    Save
    Close
    Then try to schedule your upload task again.

    taken from - Cannot create Tasks, Task Manager Blank > FOG Forums > Open Source Computer Cloning Solution

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